SUBARCTIC PACIFIC OCEAN

Using an unique method developed by us that estimates nitrate and new production from space we investigated how large-scale climatic events over the North Pacific contribute to inter-annual variability in biological productivity and new production in different regions of the subarctic Pacific Ocean. Our findings show a remarkable east-west gradient in biological productivity driven by external forcing such as wind, winter convective mixing and   El Niño events which in turn affect nitrate concentrations, Fe deposition, available light and temperature all of which control phytoplankton productivity and CO2 uptake. For more information go to: THE INFLUENCE OF LARGE SCALE ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES ON CARBON EXPORT IN THE NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN: A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY USING SHIPBOARD AND REMOTE SENSING DATA

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