Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Research article
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05 Feb 2021
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 05 Feb 2021

A limited effect of sub-tropical typhoons on phytoplankton dynamics

Fei Chai, Yuntao Wang, Xiaogang Xing, Yunwei Yan, Huijie Xue, Mark Wells, and Emmanuel Boss


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 Nov 2020) by Paolo Lazzari
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 Nov 2020) by Ciavatta Stefano(Co-Editor-in-Chief)
AR by Mario Ebel on behalf of the Authors (04 Dec 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (15 Dec 2020) by Paolo Lazzari
ED: Publish as is (15 Dec 2020) by Ciavatta Stefano(Co-Editor-in-Chief)
Short summary
The unique observations by a Biogeochemical Argo float in the NW Pacific Ocean captured the impact of a super typhoon on upper-ocean physical and biological processes. Our result reveals typhoons can increase the surface chlorophyll through strong vertical mixing without bringing nutrients upward from the depth. The vertical redistribution of chlorophyll contributes little to enhance the primary production, which is contradictory to many former satellite-based studies related to this topic.
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