A bio-optical approach to phytoplankton community sturcture, physiology and primary production on the Weddell Gyre

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Waldron, Howard en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Thomalla, Sandy en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Lucas, Mike en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Smith, Ceinwen en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-03T08:36:30Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-03T08:36:30Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Smith, C. 2014. A bio-optical approach to phytoplankton community sturcture, physiology and primary production on the Weddell Gyre. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13365
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The Southern Ocean is an important “sink” for anthropogenic CO2, but it requires a detailed understanding of the sensitivity of the biological carbon pump to variability in physical forcing mechanisms in order to predict its continuing role. However, due to the remote and tempestuous nature of this region, in situ measurements of phytoplankton variability are scarce. Consequently, satellites, autonomous floats and gliders are increasingly being utilized as platforms for observing biogeochemical variability over broad spatial and temporal scales, through satellite ocean colour radiometry linked to inherent optical properties (IOPs) of the upper water column. In this study, the variability of in situ IOPs was investigated together with phytoplankton biomass, cell size, species composition and chlorophyll to carbon (Chl:C) ratios to isolate and understand the relationships between IOPs and biogeochemistry. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Oceanography en_ZA
dc.title A bio-optical approach to phytoplankton community sturcture, physiology and primary production on the Weddell Gyre en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Oceanography en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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