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Title: Physical and biogeochemical gradients in the East Australian Current
Id: 2462
Investigator(s): Zanna Chase
University of Tasmania - Hobart [details]

Description: The scientific objectives of the voyage focus around the contrasting physical, biological and chemical gradients associated with warm-core and cold-core eddies of the East Australian Current. These areas will be addressed by groups of 3-4 students working on projects with each of the PIs as follows: Phillips: Dynamics of eddies; Heat and salt budget of cyclonic and anticyclonic eddies Virtue: Zooplankton communities /microplastic loads in cyclonic and anticyclonic eddies Chase: Nutrient, oxygen and carbon budgets of cyclonic and anticyclonic eddies Schallenberg: Contrasting the phytoplankton communities in cyclonic and anticyclonic eddies in the East Australian Current (EAC).
Years: 2018



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Zanna Chase (UTAS) RV Investigator research voyage in2018_t01, titled “Physical, chemical and biogeochemical gradients in the East Australian Current" (Chief Scientist: Dr Zanna Chase, UTAS). This voyage will train Masters students from the University of Tasmania in oceanographic methods. Students will map changes in temperature, salinity and nutrients along 2,500 km of the eastern Australian coast. Biological sampling will document the changes in ocean plankton from the subantarctic waters near Tasmania to the tropics. By observing the change in current biological communities along a south-to-north temperature gradient, students will gain an appreciation of changes that may occur over time due to climate change. Students will gain valuable training in oceanographic field techniques, data analysis and communication.
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