Phytoplankton Dynamics and the Vertical Flux of Organic Carbon in the Mississippi River Plume and Inner Gulf of Mexico Shelf Region

  • D. G. Redalje
  • S. E. Lohrenz
  • G. L. Fahnenstiel
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 43)

Abstract

In this ongoing study, we are examining the degree to which elevated levels of nutrients carried to the coastal Gulf of Mexico waters in the Mississippi River Plume affect carbon cycling, phytoplankton growth and production, and photosynthesis-irradiance (P-I) properties. The river outflow enters the coastal Gulf of Mexico through several channels in the delta and gives rise to strong environmental gradients in salinity, nutrients, and light in the study region.

Keywords

Sediment Trap Phytoplankton Growth Photic Zone Vertical Flux Shelf Region 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. G. Redalje
    • 1
  • S. E. Lohrenz
    • 1
  • G. L. Fahnenstiel
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Southern Mississippi Center for Marine ScienceStennis Space CenterUSA
  2. 2.NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research LaboratoryAnn ArborUSA

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