Nutrient enrichment of Jervis Bay, Australia, during the massive 1992 coccolithophorid bloom
Gibbs, Mark T., Marchesiello, P., & Middleton, J. H. (1997) Nutrient enrichment of Jervis Bay, Australia, during the massive 1992 coccolithophorid bloom. Marine and Freshwater Research, 48(6), pp. 473-478.
A numerical simulation of the East Australian Current (EAC) has been used to investigate the nutrification of shelf waters at Jervis Bay, south-eastern Australia, prior to the massive coccolithophorid bloom that was first observed on 16 December 1992. The simulation suggests that a small cold-core eddy developed between the continental slope at Jervis Bay and the EAC jet further offshore during 7 and 14 December 1992. This unstable cold-core eddy is likely to have uplifted cold, nutrient-rich water onto the Jervis Bay shelf, and this upwelling, in combination with upwelling-favourable winds, probably transported nutrients from the deep ocean to the entrance of the bay.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||algal bloom, coccolith, nutrient, upwelling, Australia, New South Wales, Jervis Bay|
|Copyright Owner:||1997 CSIRO Publishing|
|Deposited On:||01 Aug 2016 02:05|
|Last Modified:||01 Aug 2016 02:05|
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