Photosynthetic rates derived from satellite‐based chlorophyll concentration

@article{Behrenfeld1997PhotosyntheticRD,
  title={Photosynthetic rates derived from satellite‐based chlorophyll concentration},
  author={Michael J. Behrenfeld and Paul G. Falkowski},
  journal={Limnology and Oceanography},
  year={1997},
  volume={42}
}
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