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BG | Volume 15, issue 11
Biogeosciences, 15, 3561-3576, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-3561-2018
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Biogeosciences, 15, 3561-3576, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-3561-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 15 Jun 2018

Research article | 15 Jun 2018

Seasonal patterns in phytoplankton biomass across the northern and deep Gulf of Mexico: a numerical model study

Fabian A. Gomez et al.
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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (18 Feb 2018) by Emmanuel Boss
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (15 May 2018) by Emmanuel Boss
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Seasonal patterns in nanophytoplankton and diatom biomass in the Gulf of Mexico were examined with an ocean–biogeochemical model. We found silica limitation of model diatom growth in the deep GoM and Mississippi delta. Zooplankton grazing and both transport and vertical mixing of biomass substantially influence the model phytoplankton biomass seasonality. We stress the need for integrated analyses of biologically and physically driven biomass fluxes to describe phytoplankton seasonal changes.
Seasonal patterns in nanophytoplankton and diatom biomass in the Gulf of Mexico were examined...
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