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Response to comment on "Eddy/wind interactions stimulate extraordinary mid-ocean plankton blooms"
McGillicuddy Jr., D.J.; Ledwell, J.R.; Anderson, L.A. (2008). Response to comment on "Eddy/wind interactions stimulate extraordinary mid-ocean plankton blooms". Science (Wash.) 320(5875): 448c (1-2)
In: Science (Washington). American Association for the Advancement of Science: New York, N.Y. ISSN 0036-8075, more
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Keywords
    Mid-ocean eddies; Plankton blooms; Marine

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  • McGillicuddy Jr., D.J.
  • Ledwell, J.R.
  • Anderson, L.A.

Abstract
    The alternative mechanism proposed by Mahadevan et al. is an unlikely explanation for our observations because their model predicts a bloom at the periphery of the eddy, whereas the observations show it located at the eddy center, and because the vertical displacements caused by the nonlinear Ekman effect are too small to lead to an extraordinary biological response in this eddy.

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