Articles | Volume 19, issue 1
Biogeosciences, 19, 117–136, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-117-2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 117–136, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-117-2022

Research article 06 Jan 2022

Research article | 06 Jan 2022

Modeling polar marine ecosystem functions guided by bacterial physiological and taxonomic traits

Hyewon Heather Kim et al.

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WAP-1D-VAR v1.0: A One-Dimensional Variational Data Assimilation Model for the West Antarctic Peninsula H. Heather Kim, Ya-Wei Luo, Hugh W. Ducklow, Oscar M. Schofield, Deborah K. Steinberg, and Scott C. Doney https://zenodo.org/record/5041139

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Heterotrophic marine bacteria are tiny organisms responsible for taking up organic matter in the ocean. Using a modeling approach, this study shows that characteristics (taxonomy and physiology) of bacteria are associated with a subset of ecological processes in the coastal West Antarctic Peninsula region, a system susceptible to global climate change. This study also suggests that bacteria will become more active, in particular large-sized cells, in response to changing climates in the region.
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