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Spatial and temporal variability in chlorophyll, primary production and carbon export in the Bering Sea linked to climate change

Lead PI: Dr. Joaquim I Goes

Unit Affiliation: Biology and Paleo Environment, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

August 2011 - August 2012
Inactive
Pacific Ocean ; Bering Sea
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The team will ensure that measurements of chlorophyll, microscopy, and FRRF are completed and processed and submitted to SEABASS.

OUTCOMES: Created an extensive bio-optical database, able to assess how climate-mediated events will impact phytoplankton biomass, and will be able to gain better insight to the possible consequences of sea ice melt on phytoplankton communities. Project resulted in 13 peer reviewed publications, a PhD dissertation, 15 presentations, and a website.

SPONSOR:

National Aeronautics & Space Administration

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$66,077

RESEARCH TEAM:

Maria Fatima Do Rosario Gomes

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Louisiana State University, Laboratory of Marine Environment and Resource Sensing - Hokkaido University

KEYWORDS

microscopy chlorophyll climate change seawifs bio-optical archive and storage system carbon export ocean and climate physics fast repetition rate fluorometry data