Mesoscale eddies drive increased silica export in the subtropical Pacific Ocean SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Mesoscale eddies drive increased silica export in the subtropical Pacific Ocean
Author(s)
Benitez-Nelson, Claudia R.; Bidigare, Robert R.; Dickey, Tommy D.; Landry, Michael R.; Leonard, Carrie L.; Brown, Susan L.; Nencioli, Francesco; Rii, Yoshimi M.; Maiti, Kanchan; Becker, Jamie W.; Bibby, Thomas S.; Black, Wil; Cai, Wei-Jun; Carlson, Craig A.; Chen, Feizhou; Kuwahara, Victor S.; Mahaffey, Claire; McAndrew, Patricia M.; Quay, Paul D.; Rappe, Michael S.; Selph, Karen E.; Simmons, Melinda P.; Yang, Eun Jin
Publication Year
2007-05-18
Abstract
Mesoscale eddies may play a critical role in ocean biogeochemistry by increasing nutrient supply, primary production, and efficiency of the biological pump, that is, the ratio of carbon export to primary production in otherwise nutrient-deficient waters. We examined a diatom bloom within a cold-core cyclonic eddy off Hawaii. Eddy primary production, community biomass, and size composition were markedly enhanced but had little effect on the carbon export ratio. Instead, the system functioned as a selective silica pump. Strong trophic coupling and inefficient organic export may be general characteristics of community perturbation responses in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean.
ISSN
0036-8075
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/4694
DOI
10.1126/science.1136221
Bibliographic Citation
SCIENCE, v.316, no.5827, pp.1017 - 1021, 2007
Publisher
AMER ASSOC ADVANCEMENT SCIENCE
Subject
ORGANIC-CARBON FLUX; COMMUNITY STRUCTURE; IRON FERTILIZATION; CYCLONIC EDDY; SARGASSO SEA; WATERS; GYRE; GROWTH
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
AMER ASSOC ADVANCEMENT SCIENCE
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