Warm Core Ring Project 17 Sept. - 7 Oct., 1981

dc.contributor.author Langton, Elizabeth W.
dc.contributor.author Phinney, David A.
dc.coverage.spatial Northwest Atlantic
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-09T20:35:38Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-09T20:35:38Z
dc.date.issued 1983-02
dc.description During the first cruise of the Warm Core Rings project aboard R/V Atlantis II, our efforts were primarily concerned with measuring the bio-optical properties of ring 81-D and the surrounding Slope Water in support of remote sensing. The interdisciplinary nature of the program also presented an appealing opportunity to focus our studies within the framework of so many diverse research interests. Phytoplankton are the foundation of the .biological system in the oceans due to their ability to photosynthesize, to use light to produce organic material. The passive connotation of the term "plankton": the drifters, hardly applies to studies of light in the oceans as plankton both affect, and are affected by, light. They are a major factor in determining the color of the sea and there is great interest in ocean color remotely sensed from aircraft or satellites. Groups of phytoplankton containing different light harvesting pigments are associated with various water masses, hence, warm core rings present ideal situations where sharp contrasts in water masses, phytoplankton, and ocean color can be encountered. Through our observations of the horizontal and vertical distribution of phytoplankton and their pigments concurrent with observations of the submarine light field, we attempt to further our understanding of the relationship between light and photosynthetic organisms in the sea and our ability to remotely sense them. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by NASA Grant # NAG 6-17, Wallops Flight Center. en_US
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dc.identifier.doi 10.1575/1912/6974
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1912/6974
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences technical report en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 31 en_US
dc.subject Water masses en_US
dc.subject Ocean circulation en_US
dc.subject Marine biology en_US
dc.subject Chemical oceanography en_US
dc.subject Atlantis II (Ship : 1963-) Cruise AII110 en_US
dc.subject Warm Core Rings en_US
dc.title Warm Core Ring Project 17 Sept. - 7 Oct., 1981 en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
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