Phytoplankton of Kongsfjorden, An Arctic fjord in Svalbard Islands, 2005Entry ID: KPDC_POKAAFISI_2005
Abstract: In order to investigate the structure of phytoplankton communities, chlorophyll a and phytoplankton communities were measured at 15 stations from October 9 to 11, 2005 at Kongsfjorden, Svalbard Islands, Norway. The concentrations of nano-picophytoplankton chlorophyll a were higher than those of microphytoplankton. Dominant phytoplankton were nano-picophytoplankton such as Phaeocystis sp., ... Pyramimonas sp.. Phytoplankton communities were composed of diatoms, dinoflagellates, cryptophyceae, prasinophyceae and prymnesiophyceae and showed 17 taxa in surface. The most abundant species was picophytoplankton in all station, but the second was variable. Phytoplankton Cell abundance ranged from minimum 1.9×106cells ℓ-1 to maximum 7.2×106cells ℓ-1. As a result, Phytoplankton might be controlled by physical factors such as Norwegian Atlantic Current at the study area.
Purpose: Recognizing the distribution and diversity of phytoplankton in Arctic fjords
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Start Date: 1986-11-30Stop Date: 1991-09-01
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Longitude Resolution: 1 Degree
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ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD HEIGHT
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
LAND SURFACE > LAND TEMPERATURE > LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY > SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED IMAGERY
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > MICROWAVE > BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
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