A Study of Nutrient Variations in the Surface and Mixed Layer of Monterey Bay Using Automatic Analysis Techniques.
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Concentrations of silicate, phosphate, nitrate, and nitrite were determined in Monterey Bay, California. Data were collected aboard ship during four cruises in April and May 1972 using the Technicon AutoAnalyzer II System in dual channel operation. The sensitivity, reproducibility, and accuracy of this system were investigated and the results presented. Nutrient concentrations were presented as surface variations, depth variations, and vertical profiles. The large variability of nutrient concentrations in the ocean area studied was discussed. Upwelling areas were investigated for nutrient concentrations, circulation patterns, and variations in nutrient ratios. Planktonic bloom areas have been identified. Author Modified Abstract
- Physical Chemistry
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography