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.

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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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ID Code: 97791
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: algal bloom, coccolith, nutrient, upwelling, Australia, New South Wales, Jervis Bay
DOI: 10.1071/MF97035
ISSN: 1323-1650
Copyright Owner: 1997 CSIRO Publishing
Deposited On: 01 Aug 2016 02:05
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2016 02:05

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