The frequency and extent of sub-ice phytoplankton blooms in the Arctic Ocean

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Horvat, Christopher; Jones, David Rees; Iams, Sarah; Schroeder, David; Flocco, Daniela; Feltham, Daniel; (2017)
  • Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Journal: Science Advances,volume 3,issue 3 (issn: 2375-2548, eissn: 2375-2548)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1601191., doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1601191, pmc: PMC5371420
  • Subject: Earth Sciences | Research Article | sea ice | sub ice phytoplankton blooms | cryosphere | Research Articles | phytoplankton blooms | SciAdv r-articles | melt ponds | climate change

In July 2011, the observation of a massive phytoplankton bloom underneath a sea-ice-covered region of the Chukchi Sea shifted the scientific consensus that regions of the Arctic Ocean covered by sea ice were inhospitable to photosynthetic life. While the impact of wide-... View more