Accession Number : ADA325531

Title :   Vertical Distribution of Ultraphytoplankton in the Eastern Mediterranean under Stratified Conditions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : OREGON UNIV EUGENE

Personal Author(s) : Wood, A. M.

PDF Url : ADA325531

Report Date : 28 AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The primary objectives of this project were: (1) to obtain highly resolved vertical profiles of the abundance of major ultraphytoplankton groups in the Eastern Mediterranean as part of a synoptic data set that would permit sub-basin scale mapping of cell number, nutrient concentration, irradiance fields, and quasi-geostrophic flow fields. (2) to determine the relative importance of nutrient concentration, total irradiance, and the spectral composition of the light field in determining the lower limit of Synechococcus distribution in stratified oligotrophic water. (3) to make a preliminary assessment of the hypothesis that mixed layer and pycnocline populations of major ultraphytoplankton groups are genetically distinct.

Descriptors :   *VERTICAL ORIENTATION, *MEDITERRANEAN SEA, *STRATIFICATION, *PHYTOPLANKTON, LAYERS, NUTRIENTS, FLOW FIELDS, GEOSTROPHIC CURRENTS, THERMOCLINES, RADIANT FLUX DENSITY.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE