Reductions in Depth-integrated Picophytoplanktonic Photosynthesis Due to Inhibition by Ultraviolet and Photosynthetically Available Radiation: Global Predictions for $\textit{Prochlorococcus}$ and $\textit{Synechococcus}$

28 Jun 2016 Neale Patrick J. SERC Thomas Brian C. Washburn Univ.

Phytoplankton photosynthesis in most natural waters is often inhibited by ultraviolet (UV) and intense photosynthetically available radiation (PAR) but the effects on ocean productivity have received little consideration aside from polar areas subject to periodic enhanced UV-B due to depletion of stratospheric ozone. Here we consider responses in the temperate and tropical mid-ocean regions typically dominated by picophytoplankton including the prokaryotic lineages, $\textit{Prochlorococcus}$ and $\textit{Synechococcus}$... (read more)

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  • ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC PHYSICS
  • BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS
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