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Volume 13, issue 11
Biogeosciences, 13, 3485–3502, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-3485-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 13, 3485–3502, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-3485-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 15 Jun 2016

Research article | 15 Jun 2016

Spring bloom onset in the Nordic Seas

Alexandre Mignot et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (18 Feb 2016) by Emilio Marañón
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (20 Apr 2016) by Emilio Marañón
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We investigated the bloom onset in the Nordic Seas using 6 bio-optical floats. We found that the float data are consistent with two possible scenarios for the onset of blooms in the Nordic Seas. The Nordic Seas blooms could have started either when the light became sufficiently abundant that the division rates exceeded the loss rates, or when the photoperiod, the number of daily light hours experienced by phytoplankton, exceeded a critical value.
We investigated the bloom onset in the Nordic Seas using 6 bio-optical floats. We found that the...
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