Oceanography Seminar - Sara Ferrón

April 4, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Marine Science Building 100

“Plankton metabolism in the oligotrophic ocean” | Subantarctic mode waters (SAMW) form from deep winter Southern Ocean mixed layers and transport large amounts of carbon, nutrients, and oxygen to lower latitudes where they fuel primary productivity. Thanks to Argo floats, we now have much more information on the biogeochemical properties of these wintertime mixed layers and find substantial variability in nitrate, carbon, and oxygen concentrations in the different formation regions. In the case of carbon, we find increased concentrations in more recent years in the SAMW formation regions, likely due to the uptake of anthropogenic carbon from the atmosphere.

Event Sponsor
Oceanography , Mānoa Campus

More Information
(808) 956-7633, uhmocean@hawaii.edu, https://www.soest.hawaii.edu/oceanography/, Seminar Flyer - Sara Ferrón (PDF)

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