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Volume 13, issue 4
Biogeosciences, 13, 1163–1177, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1163-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 13, 1163–1177, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1163-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 25 Feb 2016

Research article | 25 Feb 2016

Apparent increase in coccolithophore abundance in the subtropical North Atlantic from 1990 to 2014

Kristen M. Krumhardt et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (22 Jan 2016) by Jean-Pierre Gattuso
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ED: Publish as is (12 Feb 2016) by Jean-Pierre Gattuso
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In this study, we combine phytoplankton pigment data with particulate inorganic carbon and chlorophyll measurements from the satellite record to assess recent trends in phytoplankton dynamics in the North Atlantic subtropical gyre, with a focus on coccolithophores. We show that coccolithophores in the North Atlantic have been increasing in abundance. Correlations suggest that they are responding positively to increasing inorganic carbon from anthropogenic inputs in the upper mixed layer.
In this study, we combine phytoplankton pigment data with particulate inorganic carbon and...
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