Accession Number:

ADA629844

Title:

In-Situ Observation of Irradiance and Time-Dependent Changes in Phytoplankton Absorption Coefficients

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

MAINE UNIV AT WALPOLE DARLING MARINE CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

My long-term goal is to understand the mechanisms response for the variability in phytoplankton abundance, optical properties, and rates of primary production. Optics provides a power tool for observing phytoplankton and their dynamics in-situ. The objectives of the study were to determine the changes in the absorption coefficients of photoprotective pigments in response to changing irradiance and to evaluate the role of in-situ phytoplantkon growth in the maintenance of optically-thin layers in East Sound, Washington.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE