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Volume 12, issue 9
Biogeosciences, 12, 2707–2735, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-2707-2015
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Special issue: KEOPS2: Kerguelen Ocean and Plateau Study 2

Biogeosciences, 12, 2707–2735, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-2707-2015
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Research article 11 May 2015

Research article | 11 May 2015

Autonomous profiling float observations of the high-biomass plume downstream of the Kerguelen Plateau in the Southern Ocean

M. Grenier et al.

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Four bio-profilers were deployed in the high-biomass plume downstream of the Kerguelen Plateau (KP; Southern Ocean) to examine the conditions favouring phytoplankton accumulation. Regions of very high Chla accumulation were mainly associated with surface waters from the northern KP. Light limitation seems to have a limited influence on production. A cyclonic eddy was associated with a significant export of organic matter and a subsequent dissolved inorganic carbon storage in the ocean interior.
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