Bio-optical variability associated with phytoplankton dynamics in the North Atlantic Ocean during spring and summer of 1991

M. Stramska, T. D. Dickey, A. Plueddemann, R. Weller, Chris Langdon, J. Marra

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Abstract

When the mooring was deployed, surface waters were weakly stratified and there was little evidence of a phytoplankton bloom. Soon after the deployment, a marked increase in phytoplankton concentration occurred simultaneously with an increase of near-surface water temperature. The most striking observation was a period (year days 128-140) of strong mixed layer depth variability during which phytoplankton standing stock reached its maximum. The variability of the bio-optical parameters was extremely high, and deepwater phytoplankton concentration was much greater than would have been expected from the productivity estimates. Later, phytoplankton concentrations declined sharply in response to extremely stormy weather around year day 140. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6621-6632
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume100
Issue numberC4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Bio-optical variability associated with phytoplankton dynamics in the North Atlantic Ocean during spring and summer of 1991. / Stramska, M.; Dickey, T. D.; Plueddemann, A.; Weller, R.; Langdon, Chris; Marra, J.

In: Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 100, No. C4, 01.01.1995, p. 6621-6632.

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Stramska, M. ; Dickey, T. D. ; Plueddemann, A. ; Weller, R. ; Langdon, Chris ; Marra, J. / Bio-optical variability associated with phytoplankton dynamics in the North Atlantic Ocean during spring and summer of 1991. In: Journal of Geophysical Research. 1995 ; Vol. 100, No. C4. pp. 6621-6632.
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