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Observing a Western Mediterranean overturn event with a Navis BGC autonomous profiling float

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
PDF icon Case Study West Med NAVIS BGC v19.pdf1.32 MB

If billions of phytoplankton fall in the ocean and no one observes it, does it still result in a net sequestration of carbon? In the case of a dramatic deepwater formation event off the Gulf of Lyon in the winter of 2013, the ‘fall’ was seen by an autonomous float equipped with the biogeochemical sensors needed to record the event.

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