Spring Chlorophyll Concentrations on the Eastern Bering Sea Shelf

The eastern Bering Sea shelf supports productive marine ecosystems with extraordinarily valuable fisheries and subsistence resources, but sub-arctic seas are predicted to be one of the regions most sensitive to future warming of the world's oceans. Some of the most direct effects of changing climate will be on the extent, duration and timing of sea-ice over the Bering Sea shelf. Sea-ice controls the timing of the spring phytoplankton bloom, the fate of primary production, water column temperature and salinity, and provides a haul out and molting platform for marine mammals. Thus, the most urgent priority of the Bering Sea Ecosystem Study-Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (BEST-BSIERP) is to examine the role of changing sea-ice conditions on the chemical, physical, and biological characteristics of the ecosystem. BEST-BSIERP together are the Bering Sea project. The first BEST cruise was scheduled on the US Coast Guard Cutter Healy in April-May 2007, however, physical observations, water column nutrient chemistry, and zooplankton distribution / abundance were not among the ecosystem components funded in the first call for proposals. Project ARC-0722448 funded by NSF after the first call for BEST proposals filled this gap in chlorophyll collections until the remainder of BEST projects could be assembled in 2008.

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  • Begin:  2007-04-10T00:00:00Z
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Temporal Range Begin 2007-04-10T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2007-05-12T23:59:00Z
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Bounding Box North Lat 62.85280
Bounding Box South Lat 54.24380
Bounding Box West Long -179.43920
Bounding Box East Long -163.92370
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Author Jeffrey M. Napp
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2009-12-16T15:00:13
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/D65B00FR
Alternate Identifier 102.079
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category biota
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Metadata Date 2021-10-01T16:05:10Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::102.079
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Jeffrey M. Napp. (2009). Spring Chlorophyll Concentrations on the Eastern Bering Sea Shelf. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D65B00FR. Accessed 30 September 2023.

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