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Research article | 15 Dec 2017

Temporal variability of chlorophyll distribution in the Gulf of Mexico: bio-optical data from profiling floats

Orens Pasqueron de Fommervault et al.
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Short summary
The Gulf of Mexico is known to be characterized by a low abundance in phytoplankton. However, observations across the basin are scarce and prevent an accurate description of the mechanism controlling its distribution and dynamics. The recent deployment of autonomous profiling floats equipped with bio-optical sensors was a great opportunity to explore the phytoplankton in the Gulf Of Mexico. This study presents the analysis of this novel dataset.
The Gulf of Mexico is known to be characterized by a low abundance in phytoplankton. However,...