Biophysical Control on Variability in Phytoplankton Production and Composition in the South-Western Tropical Indian Ocean During Monsoon 2014

Sarat C. Tripathy, P. Sabu, Sivaji Patra, Ravidas K. Naik, Amit Sarkar, Vankara Venkataramana, Anvita U. Kerkar, Pandi Sudarsanarao
2020 Frontiers in Marine Science  
Frontiers in Marine Science | www.frontiersin.org July 2020 | Volume 7 | Article 515 Tripathy et al. Biophysical Control on Phytoplankton Variability and IPP (328 mgC m −2 d −1 ) observed at RT-2 was clearly linked to low sea surface height anomaly (SSHA), cyclonic disturbance, and associated positive Ekman suction. Conversely, high SSHA and strong stratification conditions prevailed at TS, RT-4, and RT-6 stations leading to comparatively lower IPP 252, and 243 mgC m −2 d −1 ), respectively.
doi:10.3389/fmars.2020.00515 fatcat:dio533qfwvghdfbfr3a3zm3edi