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Volume 12, issue 7
Biogeosciences, 12, 2179–2194, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-2179-2015
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Biogeosciences, 12, 2179–2194, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-2179-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 14 Apr 2015

Research article | 14 Apr 2015

A simple optical index shows spatial and temporal heterogeneity in phytoplankton community composition during the 2008 North Atlantic Bloom Experiment

I. Cetinić et al.
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The ratio of simple optical properties measured from underwater autonomous platforms, such as floats and gliders, is used as a new tool for studying phytoplankton distribution in the North Atlantic Ocean. The resolution that optical instruments carried by autonomous platforms provide allows us to study phytoplankton patchiness and its drivers in the oceanic systems.
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