Articles | Volume 18, issue 10
Research article
26 May 2021
Research article |  | 26 May 2021

Quasi-tropical cyclone caused anomalous autumn coccolithophore bloom in the Black Sea

Sergey V. Stanichny, Elena A. Kubryakova, and Arseny A. Kubryakov

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In this paper, we show that the short-term impact of tropical cyclones can trigger the intense, long-term bloom of coccolithophores, which are major marine calcifiers playing an important role in the balance and fluxes of inorganic carbon in the ocean. In our paper, we describe the evolution of and physical reasons for such an unusual bloom observed in autumn 2005 in the Black Sea on the basis of satellite data.
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