Title

Using bio-optics to reveal phytoplankton physiology from a wirewalker autonomous platform

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

6-1-2017

Abstract

Rapid, wave-powered profiling of bio-optical properties from an autonomous Wirewalker platform provides useful insights into phytoplankton physiology, including the patterns of diel growth, phytoplankton mortality, nonphotochemical quenching of chlorophyll a fluorescence, and natural (sun-induced) fluorescence of mixed communities. Methods are proposed to quantify each of these processes. Such autonomous measurements of phytoplankton physiological rates and responses open up new possibilities for studying phytoplankton in situ, over longer periods, and under a broader range of environmental conditions.

Publication Title

Oceanography

Volume

30

Issue

2

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