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Low- and high-frequency oscillatory winds synergistically enhance nutrient entrainment and phytoplankton at fronts
(AGU PublicationsJournal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 2017-02-10)
When phytoplankton growth is limited by low nutrient concentrations, full-depth-integrated phytoplankton biomass increases in response to intermittent mixing events that bring nutrient-rich waters into the sunlit surface ...
Spontaneous Wave Generation at Strongly Strained Density Fronts
(American Meteorological SocietyJournal of Physical Oceanography, 2016-06-23)
A simple analytical model is presented describing the spontaneous generation of inertia–gravity waves at density fronts subjected to strong horizontal strain rates. The model considers fronts of arbitrary horizontal and ...
Synoptic-to-planetary scale wind variability enhances phytoplankton biomass at ocean fronts
(American Geophysical UnionJournal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 2017-06-01)
In nutrient-limited conditions, phytoplankton growth at fronts is enhanced by winds, which drive upward nutrient fluxes via enhanced turbulent mixing and upwelling. Hence, depth-integrated phytoplankton biomass can be 10 ...