Broad-scale predictability of carbohydrates and exopolymers in Antarctic and Arctic sea ice.

@article{Underwood2013BroadscalePO,
  title={Broad-scale predictability of carbohydrates and exopolymers in Antarctic and Arctic sea ice.},
  author={Graham J C Underwood and Shazia N. Aslam and Cl. Michel and Andrea Niemi and Louiza Norman and Klaus Martin Meiners and J. E. M. Laybourn-Parry and Harriet Paterson and David Nicholson Thomas},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2013},
  volume={110 39},
  pages={
          15734-9
        }
}
Sea ice can contain high concentrations of dissolved organic carbon (DOC), much of which is carbohydrate-rich extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) produced by microalgae and bacteria inhabiting the ice. Here we report the concentrations of dissolved carbohydrates (dCHO) and dissolved EPS (dEPS) in relation to algal standing stock [estimated by chlorophyll (Chl) a concentrations] in sea ice from six locations in the Southern and Arctic Oceans. Concentrations varied substantially within and… CONTINUE READING

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