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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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BG | Volume 15, issue 5
Biogeosciences, 15, 1579–1606, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1579-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 15, 1579–1606, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1579-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 15 Mar 2018

Research article | 15 Mar 2018

Coupling physics and biogeochemistry thanks to high-resolution observations of the phytoplankton community structure in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea

Pierre Marrec et al.

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Observing Submesoscale Coupling At High Resolution (OSCAHR) A. M. Doglioli, G. Grégori, P. Marrec, M. Dugenne, A. Della Penna, N. Bhairy, T. Cariou, S. Hélias Nunige, S. Lahbib, G. Rougier, T. Wagener, and M. Thyssen http://seadatanet.maris2.nl/v_cdi_v3/print_wfs.asp?n_code=2632884

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The objective of this study was to better understand the variability of the phytoplankton community structure in small physical structures at the surface of the ocean. After identifying such a structure in the Mediterranean Sea, we deployed cutting-edge physical and biological sensors in order to observe at a high frequency the dynamics of this structure. From these observations we described the variations of the phytoplankton community structure and how the physics controls this variability.
The objective of this study was to better understand the variability of the phytoplankton...
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