Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Research article
04 Jan 2018
Research article |  | 04 Jan 2018

Assimilating bio-optical glider data during a phytoplankton bloom in the southern Ross Sea

Daniel E. Kaufman, Marjorie A. M. Friedrichs, John C. P. Hemmings, and Walker O. Smith Jr.

Data sets

Associated Dataset: Assimilating bio-optical glider data during a phytoplankton bloom in the southern Ross Sea D. E. Kaufman, M. A. M. Friedrichs, J. C. P. Hemmings, and W. O. Smith

Glider data from the southern Ross Sea collected from the iRobot Seaglider during the RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer (AUV-SG-503-2012, NBP1210) cruises in 2012 (Penguin Glider project) W. O. Smith Jr.

Short summary
Computer simulations of the highly variable phytoplankton in the Ross Sea demonstrated how incorporating data from different sources (satellite, ship, or glider) results in different system interpretations. For example, simulations assimilating satellite-based data produced lower carbon export estimates. Combining observations with models in this remote, harsh, and biologically variable environment should include consideration of the potential impacts of data frequency, duration, and coverage.
Final-revised paper