Antarctic phytoplankton assemblages in the marginal ice zone of the northwestern Weddell Sea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Antarctic phytoplankton assemblages in the marginal ice zone of the northwestern Weddell Sea
Author(s)
Kang, SH; Kang, JS; Lee, S; Chung, KH; Kim, D; Park, MG
KIOST Author(s)
Kim, Dong Seon(김동선)
Alternative Author(s)
강성호; 강재신; 이상훈; 정경호; 김동선
Publication Year
2001-04
Abstract
The waters around the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula show complex patterns of water circulation due to mixing of diverse water masses. Physicochemical properties of the different water types should affect the distribution, biomass and species composition of the phytoplankton assemblages. We examined these features in the marginal ice zone (MIZ) of northwestern Weddell Sea. Areas with the higher biomass were located in the Weddell Sea MIZ where the surface waters were relatively stable due to the sea-ice melting. In these waters, the colonial stage of Phaeocystis antarctica and micro-sized chain-forming diatoms accounted for 70% of the total phytoplankton carbon. Waters in the Bransfield Strait region, in contrast, were characterized by a dominance of nanoflagellates, which accounted for 80% of the total phytoplankton carbon. Our observations support the hypothesis that the species composition of phytoplankton communities is a function of the different water mass, reflecting the physical conditions of the upper water column, particularly its stability.
ISSN
0142-7873
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/5903
DOI
10.1093/plankt/23.4.333
Bibliographic Citation
JOURNAL OF PLANKTON RESEARCH, v.23, no.4, pp.333 - 352, 2001
Publisher
OXFORD UNIV PRESS
Subject
BRANSFIELD-STRAIT REGION; WATER-COLUMN ASSEMBLAGES; PRIMARY PRODUCTIVITY; SOUTHERN-OCEAN; EDGE ZONE; BIOMASS; DISTRIBUTIONS; HYDROGRAPHY; PLANKTON; WINTER
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
OXFORD UNIV PRESS
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