Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Biogeosciences, 15, 1579–1606, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1579-2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 1579–1606, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1579-2018

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 et al.

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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.
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