Rapid and early export of Phaeocystis antarctica blooms in the Ross Sea, Antarctica

  title={Rapid and early export of Phaeocystis antarctica blooms in the Ross Sea, Antarctica},
  author={G. R. DiTullio and J. M. Grebmeier and K. R. Arrigo and M. P. Lizotte and D. Robinson and A. Leventer and J. Barry and M. L. VanWoert and R. Dunbar},
  • G. R. DiTullio, J. M. Grebmeier, +6 authors R. Dunbar
  • Published 2000
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The Southern Ocean is very important for the potential sequestration of carbon dioxide in the oceans and is expected to be vulnerable to changes in carbon export forced by anthropogenic climate warming. Annual phytoplankton blooms in seasonal ice zones are highly productive and are thought to contribute significantly to pCO2 drawdown in the Southern Ocean. Diatoms are assumed to be the most important phytoplankton class with respect to export production in the Southern Ocean; however, the… CONTINUE READING
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