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Biogeosciences, 18, 6455–6477, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-6455-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 6455–6477, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-6455-2021

Research article 17 Dec 2021

Research article | 17 Dec 2021

Impact of moderately energetic fine-scale dynamics on the phytoplankton community structure in the western Mediterranean Sea

Roxane Tzortzis et al.

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This work analyzes an original high-resolution data set collected in the Mediterranean Sea. The major result is the impact of a fine-scale frontal structure on the distribution of phytoplankton groups, in an area of moderate energy with oligotrophic conditions. Our results provide an in situ confirmation of the findings obtained by previous modeling studies and remote sensing about the structuring effect of the fine-scale ocean dynamics on the structure of the phytoplankton community.
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