Primary production of the ocean water column as a function of surface light intensity : algorithms for remote sensing

@inproceedings{PLATr2015PrimaryPO,
  title={Primary production of the ocean water column as a function of surface light intensity : algorithms for remote sensing},
  author={TREVOR PLATr},
  year={2015}
}
  • TREVOR PLATr
  • Published 2015
-Empirically, the phytoplankton production per unit area of sea surface, normalised to total pigment biomass in the water column, is a linear function of the surface insolation. The slope t~ varies by only a factor of two in samples from a variety of environments. A theory is developed that describes the empirical results. A simplifying assumption of the theory, that photosynthesis is a linear function of available light, leads to a bias (overestimate) that can be calculated as a function of a… CONTINUE READING
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