Interannual variations and trend of the production of inorganic carbon by coccolithophores in the arctic in 2002–2010 based on satellite data

TitleInterannual variations and trend of the production of inorganic carbon by coccolithophores in the arctic in 2002–2010 based on satellite data
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsPetrenko, D, Zabolotsikh, EV, Pozdnyakov, D, Counillon, F, Karlin, LN
JournalIzvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics
Volume49
ISSN0001-4338
Abstract

Based on MODIS data, a significant decline in the intensity and spatial extension of blooms of coccolithophore E. huxleyi in Arctic waters in 2002–2010 is revealed and quantified. This 9-year tendency has been unfolding against a background of negative trends in the dynamics of SST and levels of incident PAR and summer-time NAO, which collectively, but with a predominance of the NAO influence, are believed to be the main drivers of the decline of E. huxleyi blooms and the associated decline in inorganic carbon production in the Arctic Basin.

DOI10.1134/S0001433813090119
Refereed DesignationRefereed
Author Address

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