Accession Number:

ADA574428

Title:

LOCO: Characterization of Phytoplankton in Thin Optical Layers

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

RHODE ISLAND UNIV NARRAGANSETT GRADUATE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Our long-term goal is to understand the ecology of phytoplankton inhabiting coastal shelves, upwelling areas, fjords and banks. We are especially interested in ways in which species-specific properties, including colony size and shape diatoms and motility dinoflagellates interact with physical mixing processes to regulate spatio-temporal distribution patterns. We wish to understand these processes in sufficient detail to be able to predict bloom dynamics, size structure, and the impact of species-specific characteristics of the phytoplankton on ocean optics.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE