Articles | Volume 12, issue 11
Biogeosciences, 12, 3525–3549, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-3525-2015
Biogeosciences, 12, 3525–3549, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-3525-2015

Research article 09 Jun 2015

Research article | 09 Jun 2015

Photosynthetic production in the central Arctic Ocean during the record sea-ice minimum in 2012

M. Fernández-Méndez et al.

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Photosynthetic production in the central Arctic Ocean is controlled by light availability below the ice, nitrate and silicate concentrations in the upper ocean, and the role of sub-ice algae that contributed up to 60% to primary production in summer 2012 during the record sea-ice minimum. As sea ice decreases, an overall change in Arctic PP would be foremost related to a change in the role of the ice algal production and nutrient availability.
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