Estimating Oceanic Primary Production Using Vertical Irradiance and Chlorophyll Profiles from Ocean Gliders in the North Atlantic

Hemsley, VS; Smyth, TJ; Martin, AP; Frajka-Williams, E; Thompson, AF; Damerell, G; Painter, SC. 2015 Estimating Oceanic Primary Production Using Vertical Irradiance and Chlorophyll Profiles from Ocean Gliders in the North Atlantic. Environmental Science & Technology, 49 (19). 11612-11621. 10.1021/acs.est.5b00608

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b00608

Abstract/Summary

An autonomous underwater vehicle (Seaglider) has been used to estimate marine primary production (PP) using a combination of irradiance and fluorescence vertical profiles. This method provides estimates for depth-resolved and temporally evolving PP on fine spatial scales in the absence of ship-based calibrations. We describe techniques to correct for known issues associated with long autonomous deployments such as sensor calibration drift and fluorescence quenching. Comparisons were made between the Seaglider, stable isotope (13C), and satellite estimates of PP. The Seaglider-based PP estimates were comparable to both satellite estimates and stable isotope measurements.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Subjects: Ecology and Environment
Marine Sciences
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Science Areas > Marine Biochemistry and Observations
Depositing User: Mrs Julia Crocker
Date made live: 04 Feb 2016 17:00
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 16:15
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/6808

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