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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Biogeosciences, 13, 3485-3502, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-3485-2016
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Research article
15 Jun 2016
Spring bloom onset in the Nordic Seas Alexandre Mignot et al.
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We investigated the bloom onset in the Nordic Seas using 6 bio-optical floats. We found that the float data are consistent with two possible scenarios for the onset of blooms in the Nordic Seas. The Nordic Seas blooms could have started either when the light became sufficiently abundant that the division rates exceeded the loss rates, or when the photoperiod, the number of daily light hours experienced by phytoplankton, exceeded a critical value.
We investigated the bloom onset in the Nordic Seas using 6 bio-optical floats. We found that the...
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