Variability in Phytoplankton Absorption Spectra: Photoadaptation and Mixing in Vestfjord, Norway

  • Joan S. Cleveland
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 43)


Absorption spectra were measured for particles collected on glass filters in Vestfjord, Norway during September, 1990. Particles from this dinoflagellate-dominated phytoplankton community exhibited strong absorption peaks and shoulders in the absorption spectra at 415 nm. In the euphotic zone, the absorption signal was dominated by phytoplankton, with detrital or other nonphytoplanktonic particles dominating at depth.


Continental Slope Euphotic Zone Strong Absorption Peak Primary Production Rate PHAEOCYSTIS Bloom 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joan S. Cleveland
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  1. 1.Naval Oceanographic and Atmospheric Research Laboratory Code 331Stennis Space CenterUSA

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