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Project Title:Coccolithophores of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas: Harbingers of a polar biogeochemical province in transition?

Science Team
Members:

William (Barney) Balch, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (Project Lead)

Project Duration: 2010 - 2014
Solicitation:NASA: Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry (2009)
Abstract: I propose a series of biological and bio-optical observations to address the role of calcifiers in the Arctic Ocean (AO). The biogeochemical province that includes the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas is expected to undergo fundamental changes as the ice cap melts, affecting both the biota (increased abundance of coccolithophores) and the biooptical prope ... [more]
CMS:
  • Ocean Biomass
  • Ocean-Atmosphere Flux

Participants:

William (Barney) Balch, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

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Project URL(s): http://www.espo.nasa.gov/icescape/
 
Data
Products:
Product Title:  Measurements of calcification rate (including total primary productivity)
Spatial Extent:  Western Arctic Ocean
Spatial Resolution:  Not Applicable, involves direct biological samplings along km-scale transects
Time Period:  June and July of 2011
Temporal Frequency:  Daily
Status:  Archived
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Product Title:  Measurements of coccolithophore/phytoplankton abundance
Spatial Extent:  Western Arctic Ocean
Spatial Resolution:  Not Applicable, involves direct biological samplings along km-scale transects
Time Period:  June and July of 2011
Temporal Frequency:  Daily
Status:  Archived
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Product Title:  Measurements of particulate inorganic carbon and biogenic silica concentrations
Spatial Extent:  Western Arctic Ocean
Spatial Resolution:  Not Applicable, involves direct biological samplings along km-scale transects
Time Period:  June and July of 2011
Temporal Frequency:  Daily
Status:  Archived
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Publications: Balch, W. M., Bowler, B. C., Lubelczyk, L. C., Stevens, M. W. 2014. Aerial extent, composition, bio-optics and biogeochemistry of a massive under-ice algal bloom in the Arctic. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 105, 42-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.04.001

Arrigo, K. R., Perovich, D. K., Pickart, R. S., Brown, Z. W., van Dijken, G. L., Lowry, K. E., Mills, M. M., Palmer, M. A., Balch, W. M., Bates, N. R., Benitez-Nelson, C. R., Brownlee, E., Frey, K. E., Laney, S. R., Mathis, J., Matsuoka, A., Greg Mitchell, B., Moore, G. W. K., Reynolds, R. A., Sosik, H. M., Swift, J. H. 2014. Phytoplankton blooms beneath the sea ice in the Chukchi sea. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 105, 1-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.03.018


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