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The project seeks to study the biogeochemical consequences of (1) the vertical mixing and the consequent planktonic bloom in the oceanic subtropical waters around the Canary Islands, (2) the influence of the lunar cycle observed in zooplankton in the transport of organic carbon towards the mesopelagic zone, and (3) the process of natural fertilization with iron promoted by the deposition of Saharan dust which is produced in several events during winter around the Canary Islands, coinciding with the vertical mixing and the planktonic lunar cycles. The objective of the project is the assessment of gravitational and active fluxes, the latter promoted by diel vertical migrants, during the late winter bloom. Our hypothesis is that vertical mixing promoting the late winter bloom, iron fertilization through dust deposition, and the consequent increase in production should be, in part, shunted to the mesopelagic zone in synchrony with the lunar cycle. We seek to quantify the fate of production, the magnitude of the active flux during the different phases of the lunar cycle and its comparison with the gravitational flux. The working plan of this project will consist in sampling at weekly intervals the late winter bloom (from December to June). This study will provide a privileged information about the fate of a bloom (induced or not by iron). This is of relevance in oceanography due to the aim to carry on massive fertilization with iron to slow global warming.
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Beginning_Date: 20090101
Ending_Date: 20111231
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NUTRIENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > TRACE ELEMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > BACTERIA/ARCHAEA
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MICROALGAE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > ZOOPLANKTON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > PHYTOPLANKTON
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Theme_Keyword: IMBER > INTEGRATED MARINE BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND ECOSYSTEM RESEARCH
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Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CANARY ISLANDS
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Contact_Person: SANTIAGO HERNANDEZ-LEON
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Campus Universitario de Tafira
City: Las Palmas de GC
Postal_Code: 35017
Country: Spain
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 34 928 45 29 07
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: shernandez@dbio.ulpgc.es
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Contact_Organization: IEO > Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia
Contact_Person: MARIA JESUS GARCIA
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mjesus.garcia@md.ieo.es
Resource_Description: LUCIFER
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http://www.ieo.es/centrodatos.html
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http://proyectolucifer.blogspot.com
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Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110203
Metadata_Review_Date: 20180726
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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