Articles | Volume 12, issue 11
Biogeosciences, 12, 3641–3653, 2015
Biogeosciences, 12, 3641–3653, 2015

Research article 11 Jun 2015

Research article | 11 Jun 2015

Synoptic-scale analysis of mechanisms driving surface chlorophyll dynamics in the North Atlantic

A. S. A. Ferreira et al.


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AR by Sofia Ferreira on behalf of the Authors (05 Mar 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Mar 2015) by Carol Robinson
RR by Fabrizio D'Ortenzio (19 Mar 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (21 Mar 2015)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (23 Mar 2015) by Carol Robinson
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (04 May 2015)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (05 May 2015) by Carol Robinson
Short summary
Our main objective was to assess which bottom-up processes can best predict changes in phytoplankton surface spring blooms in the North Atlantic. We applied new phenology algorithms to satellite-derived data and compared four different metrics based on physical drivers of phytoplankton. We show that there is a dominant physical mechanism - mixed layer shoaling - and that different regions are governed by different physical phenomena.
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