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Photosynthetic characteristics and estimated growth rates indicate grazing is the proximate control of primary production in the Equatorial Pacific
Macronutrients persist in the surface layer of the equatorial Pacific Ocean because the production of phytoplankton is limited. Measurements of photosynthesis as a function of irradiance (P-I) provide information on the ...
Relationships between vertical mixing and photoadaptation of phytoplankton: Similarity criteria
In their natural environment phytoplankton are exposed to fluctuations in incident irradiance due to vertical displacements in the water column induced by turbulent fluid motion. A reaction-diffusion model is analyzed to ...
Biological processes and optical measurements near the sea surface: Some issues relevant to remote sensing
There is good evidence that bio-optical relationships are altered near the surface: (1) the fluorescence yield from chlorophyll declines, leading to bias in the estimation of pigment from fluorometry; (2) the modeled ...