Measuring and Modeling Primary Production in Marine Pelagic Ecosystems

Maria Vernet and Raymond C. Smith

in Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780195168662
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199790128 | DOI:

Series: The Long-Term Ecological Research Network Series

 						Measuring and Modeling Primary Production in Marine Pelagic Ecosystems

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Primary production of the open ocean plays a key role in the global carbon cycle, and spatial and temporal scaling problems in the marine ecosystem present severe challenges to its quantification. This chapter describes a suite of experimental approaches to marine production measurement including in situ and laboratory 14C and 18O methods. Indirect, non-invasive methods utilizing passive and active fluorescence and remote sensing techniques coupled to mathematical models are also examined. A summary of recommended methods is provided including scale considerations.

Keywords: chambers; fluorescence; 18O; ocean; scaling; models; remote sensing; 14C

Chapter.  13780 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases

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