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How do coccoliths affect light in the sea?
Author(s): Toby Tyrrell; Patrick M. Holligan
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Paper Abstract

Recent work has characterized the effect of coccoliths on the scattering coefficient at different wavelengths. This relationship has now been used in a sophisticated multi- component, multi-spectral Monte carlo optical model to estimate the effects of coccoliths on scalar irradiance, heating rate, vertical attenuation rate and emergent flux. the main effects of the coccoliths are outlined, and implications of these effects for phytoplankton productivity and biogeochemistry are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2963, Ocean Optics XIII, (6 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266421
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Toby Tyrrell, Southampton University (United Kingdom)
Patrick M. Holligan, Southampton University (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2963:
Ocean Optics XIII
Steven G. Ackleson; Robert J. Frouin, Editor(s)

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