An empirical model for estimating phytoplankton productivity in estuaries

  title={An empirical model for estimating phytoplankton productivity in estuaries},
  author={Brian E. Cole and James E Cloern},
We have previously shown that primary productivity in San Francisco Bay, USA, is highly correlated with phytoplankton biomass B (chlorophyll a concentration) and an index of light availability in the photic zone, Z,I, (photic depth times surface irradiance). To test the generality of this relation, we compiled data from San Francisco Bay and 5 other USA estuarine systems (Neuse and South Rivers, Puget Sound, Delaware Bay and Hudson h v e r Plume), and regressed daily productivity ( P (mg C m-2… CONTINUE READING
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