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Optical impact of an Emiliania huxleyi bloom in the frontal region of the Barents Sea
Description: The impact on downwelling irradiance of phytoplankton, cromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) and particulate inorganic carbon (PIC) in the form of coccoliths, is described using a radiative transfer model and field data from the Barents Sea (BS). While annual Emiliania huxleyi blooms in the BS have been detected with satellite remote sensing, this is the first bio-optical field study on E. huxleyi from this area. Bio-optical variables were measured in August 2007 along a transect through the Polar Front from Arctic Water (ArW) into an E. huxleyi bloom in Atlantic Water (AW). [Source: Journal of Marine Systems]
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Source: Journal of Marine Systems
Publish Date: 2/1/2014
Reading Level: Expert
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