Articles | Volume 13, issue 17
Biogeosciences, 13, 4959–4973, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-4959-2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 4959–4973, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-4959-2016

Research article 08 Sep 2016

Research article | 08 Sep 2016

Spring blooms in the Baltic Sea have weakened but lengthened from 2000 to 2014

Philipp M. M. Groetsch et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (26 Apr 2016) by Katja Fennel
AR by Philipp Groetsch on behalf of the Authors (04 Jun 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Jun 2016) by Katja Fennel
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Jun 2016)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (27 Jun 2016) by Katja Fennel
AR by Philipp Groetsch on behalf of the Authors (29 Jun 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Jul 2016) by Katja Fennel
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Phytoplankton spring bloom phenology was derived from a 15-year time series (2000–2014) of ship-of-opportunity chlorophyll a fluorescence observations in the Baltic Sea. Bloom peak concentrations have declined over the study period, while bloom duration has increased. It is concluded that nutrient reduction efforts led to decreasing bloom intensity, while changes in Baltic Sea environmental conditions associated with global change corresponded to a lengthening spring bloom period.
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