Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Biogeosciences, 13, 2563–2578, 2016

Special issue: Catastrophic reduction of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean...

Biogeosciences, 13, 2563–2578, 2016

Research article 29 Apr 2016

Research article | 29 Apr 2016

Water mass characteristics and their temporal changes in a biological hotspot in the southern Chukchi Sea

Shigeto Nishino et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (28 Feb 2016) by Makoto Sampei
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ED: Publish as is (14 Mar 2016) by Makoto Sampei
Short summary
We analysed mooring and ship-based data obtained from a biological hotspot in the southern Chukchi Sea. Mooring data were collected for the first time in this site and were captured during spring and autumn blooms with high chlorophyll a concentrations. The data suggest that a dome-like structure of the bottom water and nutrient regeneration at the bottom play important roles in maintaining the autumn bloom of the biological hotspot.
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