Accession Number:

ADA634274

Title:

Optical and Acoustic Analysis of Arabian Sea Epizooplankton

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MIAMI UNIV FL ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

LONG-TERM GOALS. Our research has been and will be directed at understanding the coupled biological and physical mechanisms controlling the fine-scale 1-10m vertical distributions of epizooplankton, the ecological significance of these distributions and their effect upon other particles within the upper water column. This has lead to a focus upon the following set of inter-related questions a Do physical gradients influence zooplankton distributions directly or indirectly b Is the vertical distribution of zooplankton controlled by density gradients or loci of current shear situated within steep density gradients c How strong a physical gradient must exist and how long must it persist to influence the zooplankton distribution d How and under what circumstances does the fine-scale distribution of epizooplankton particle-grazers affect the fate of particles within the upper water column e To what degree does local turbulence control fine-scale zooplankton distributions and how does this vary with the relative motility of different zooplankton taxa

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Acoustics
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE