TABLE 2.

Median, range, and Spearman rank order correlation coefficients for Arctic wintertime sea-ice chemical and bacterial variables (n = 16) scaled to brine volume

Variable (U)aMedian (range)r value for the following cellsb:
TotalARCFLATT
DOC (mg of C liter−1)89 (10.3-3,540)0.750.69*0.800.74
POC (mg of C liter−1)4.45 (0.491-1,450)0.880.770.750.87
PON (mg of N liter−1)0.64 (0.037-138)0.840.760.71*0.82
PIM (mg liter−1)209 (16.6-563,000)0.960.940.840.93
POM (mg liter−1)101 (0.00-6,150)0.800.790.730.79
Total cells (106 ml−1)3.36 (0.0867-154)0.920.850.97
ARC (104 ml−1)4.79 (0.0967-284)0.750.89
FL cells (106 ml−1)1.82 (0.0952-16.3)0.81
ATT cells (106 ml−1)1.06 (0.0394-149)
  • a FL, free living; ATT, attached.

  • b *, P< 0.01; all other P values were <0.001.