Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on Marine Phytoplankton

  • E. W. Helbling
  • V. Villafañe
  • M. Ferrario
  • O. Holm-Hansen
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 43)

Abstract

Our studies in both the Antarctic and tropical waters, addressed three major questions: (1) To what extent does ultraviolet radiation (UVR) reduce integrated rates of primary production, and what is the action spectrum for such inhibition of photosynthesis?; (2) Is there differential sensitivity to UVR in Antarctic species of phytoplankton, especially in regard to the microplankton, which are the food items preferred by krill?; (3) Are phytoplankton from Antarctic water more sensitive to UVR than phytoplankton from tropical waters, which seasonally receive much more UVR that Antarctic waters?

Keywords

Particulate Organic Carbon Sediment Trap Marine Phytoplankton Export Production Tropical Water 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. W. Helbling
    • 1
  • V. Villafañe
    • 1
  • M. Ferrario
    • 1
  • O. Holm-Hansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Polar Research Program A-002-P, Scripps Institute of OceanographyUniversity of CaliforniaSan Diego, La JollaUSA

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