Seasonal patterns in Arctic planktonic metabolism (Fram Strait-Svalbard region)

Show simple item record Vaquer-Sunyer, Raquel Duarte Quesada, Carlos M. Holding, J. Regaudie-de-Gioux, A. García-Corral, L.S. Wassmann, P. Reigstad, M. 2015-09-18T13:02:34Z 2015-09-18T13:02:34Z 2013
dc.identifier.citation 1726-4170
dc.description.abstract The metabolism of the Arctic Ocean is marked by extremely pronounced seasonality and spatial heterogeneity associated with light conditions, ice cover, water masses and nutrient availability. Here we report the marine planktonic metabolic rates (net community production, gross primary production and community respiration) along three different seasons of the year, for a total of eight cruises along the western sector of the European Arctic (Fram Strait - Svalbard region) in the Arctic Ocean margin: one at the end of 2006 (fall/winter), two in 2007 (early spring and summer), two in 2008 (early spring and summer), one in 2009 (late spring-early summer), one in 2010 (spring) and one in 2011 (spring). The results show that the metabolism of the western sector of the European Arctic varies throughout the year, depending mostly on the stage of bloom and water temperature. Here we report metabolic rates for the different periods, including the spring bloom, summer and the dark period, increasing considerably the empirical basis of metabolic rates in the Arctic Ocean, and especially in the European Arctic corridor. Additionally, a rough annual metabolic estimate for this area of the Arctic Ocean was calculated, resulting in a net community production of 108 g C m(-2) yr(-1).
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher European Geosciences Union (EGU) / Copernicus Publications
dc.relation.isformatof Reproducció del document publicat a: 10.5194/bg-10-1451-2013
dc.relation.ispartof Biogeosciences, 2013, vol. 10, p. 1451-1469
dc.rights cc-by (c) Vaquer-Sunyer, R. et al., 2013
dc.title Seasonal patterns in Arctic planktonic metabolism (Fram Strait-Svalbard region)
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion 2015-09-18T13:02:34Z
dc.subject.keywords Gross primary production
dc.subject.keywords climate change
dc.subject.keywords Arctic Ocean
dc.subject.keywords planktonic metabolism
dc.subject.keywords Respiration
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