Accession Number:

ADA280646

Title:

Phytoplankton Blooms and Coastal Physical Processes

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF BIOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The overall goal of our study was to gain understanding of the modes by which the physics of coastal regions couple with biological processes to create mesoscale enhancements of phytoplankton production. We attempted to identify the influence of various types of circulation e.g. wind-driven, buoyancy-driven, tidally-driven on phytoplankton bloom dynamics and size structure in the southwestern Gulf of Maine. Specifically, we focused on the mechanisms regulating post spring-bloom production in the coastal boundary layer around 10 km from the coast. This involved investigations of the scales of patchiness of individual phytoplankton populations in this region, with initial emphasis on dinoflagellates

Subject Categories:

  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE