Title: Chapter 3: Regional Considerations
Authors: HOEPFFNER NicolasRAMAN Mini
Publisher: International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC56615
ISSN: 1098-6030
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC56615
Type: Articles in books
Abstract: The first implementation of biogeochemical provinces for the global ocean (Longhurst 1998) is magisterial in scope and treatment: it has been applied successfully to a variety of problems at global and regional scales. For certain regional problems, however, it may be necessary to examine more deeply the subtleties of forcing and its seasonal variations. The Longhurst template provides an ideal starting point in such cases. In this section, we examine the issue of oceanographic partition for selected regions with differing forcing, taking into consideration the alternatives that have been proposed and the applications that have resulted. Two regions, the Arabian Sea and the North Atlantic, have been of particular importance within International IGBP Programmes such as JGOFS (Joint Global Ocean Flux Study), and will be examined in this chapter.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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