Accession Number : ADA296831

Title :   Phytoplankton Pigment Distributions over Seamounts in the Pacific Ocean.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 89-May 93,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s) : Wiesenburg, Denis A.

PDF Url : ADA296831

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : Three cruises were conducted during 1989, 1990 and 1991 to study the distribution of phytoplankton pigments over seamounts in the Pacific Ocean. The purpose was to examine the horizontal and vertical distributions of phytoplankton pigments to ascertain the effect seamounts can have on phytoplankton biomass and composition. Vertical profiles of temperature, salinity, in situ chlorophyll fluorescence, beam transmission, photosynthetically- active radiation (PAR) and algal pigments were made over Fieberling Guyot, Northeast Bank and Sixtymile Bank as part of the ONR-funded Flow Over Abrupt Topography (TOPO) Accelerated Research Initiative (ARI).

Descriptors :   *PIGMENTS, *PHYTOPLANKTON, *SEAMOUNTS, RADIATION, TEMPERATURE, FLUORESCENCE, DISTRIBUTION, TOPOGRAPHY, TRANSMITTANCE, PROFILES, VERTICAL ORIENTATION, HORIZONTAL ORIENTATION, PACIFIC OCEAN, SALINITY, ALGAE, CHLOROPHYLLS.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE