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|Title:||Phytoplankton Dynamics - CMAR|
|Investigator(s):|| Thompson, Peter
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere - Hobart [details]
|Description:||Phytoplankton Dynamics - CMAR Southern Surveyor research voyage ss2010_v03. Physical forcing of productivity on the Kimberley Shelf. Voayage proposes to investigate the biogeochemical (BGC) cycling in the shallow seas of the Kimberley shelf.|
|Hierachy:||Phytoplankton Dynamics - CMAR|
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|P. Thompson (CMAR)||Southern Surveyor research voyage ss2010_v03. Physical forcing of productivity on the Kimberley Shelf. Scientific Objectives We propose to investigate the biogeochemical (BGC) cycling in the shallow seas of the Kimberley shelf. Our conceptual model of the region links primary production to the balance between light limitation (due to turbidity), nutrient supply and water column stability. The interaction of these factors can generate aggregations of zooplankton and larval fish communities at the turbidity maxima. A major focus will be quantifying the nutrient inputs from the tidal forcing at the shelf break, from terrestrial runoff or benthic recycling. Based upon the observations and modelling we will assess the impact of climate variability on nutrient pumping across the shelf break. In addition the interaction between the river outflow and tides on two time scales (single tidal cycle [12h] and spring-neap cycle) will be investigated in terms of physics (including underwater light), chemistry and biology. Taken from the ss2010_v03 Voyage Plan.|