Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Research article
15 Mar 2018
Research article |  | 15 Mar 2018

Coupling physics and biogeochemistry thanks to high-resolution observations of the phytoplankton community structure in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea

Pierre Marrec, Gérald Grégori, Andrea M. Doglioli, Mathilde Dugenne, Alice Della Penna, Nagib Bhairy, Thierry Cariou, Sandra Hélias Nunige, Soumaya Lahbib, Gilles Rougier, Thibaut Wagener, and Melilotus Thyssen

Data sets

Observing Submesoscale Coupling At High Resolution (OSCAHR) A. M. Doglioli, G. Grégori, P. Marrec, M. Dugenne, A. Della Penna, N. Bhairy, T. Cariou, S. Hélias Nunige, S. Lahbib, G. Rougier, T. Wagener, and M. Thyssen

Short summary
The objective of this study was to better understand the variability of the phytoplankton community structure in small physical structures at the surface of the ocean. After identifying such a structure in the Mediterranean Sea, we deployed cutting-edge physical and biological sensors in order to observe at a high frequency the dynamics of this structure. From these observations we described the variations of the phytoplankton community structure and how the physics controls this variability.
Final-revised paper