Using Bio-Optics to Reveal Phytoplankton Physiology from a Wirewalker Autonomous Platform

TitleUsing Bio-Optics to Reveal Phytoplankton Physiology from a Wirewalker Autonomous Platform
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsOmand M.M, Cetinic I., Lucas A.J
JournalOceanography
Volume30
Pagination128-131
Date Published2017/06
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1042-8275
Accession NumberWOS:000410333500026
Keywordsattenuation; diel cycles; fluorescence; variability
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.

DOI10.5670/oceanog.2017.233
Short TitleOceanography
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