Characteristics of mesozooplankton sound-scattering layer in the Pacific Summer Water, Arctic Ocean

Title
Characteristics of mesozooplankton sound-scattering layer in the Pacific Summer Water, Arctic Ocean
Authors
하호경
Keywords
Arctic Ocean, Canada Basin, Northwind Ridge, Sound-scattering layer, Arctic copepods, Eddy, Pacific Summer Water
Issue Date
2015-10
Publisher
DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART II-TOPICAL STUDIES IN OCEANOGRAPHY
Series/Report no.
DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART II-TOPICAL STUDIES IN OCEANOGRAPHY ; Vol120 Startpage 114 Endpage 123
Abstract
This study investigated the variations in the sound-scattering layer (SSL) that were reflected from the mesozooplankton communities around the Northwind Ridge in the western Arctic Ocean. A multi-frequency acoustic survey was conducted to reveal the SSL distribution dominated by Arctic copepods in the early summer of 2010. The SSL distribution was well correlated with the salinity, nutrients and chlorophyll a (chl-a) associated with the features of the Pacific Summer Water (PSW). The SSL was observed primarily in the uppermost 100 m of the PSW, which provided a desirable habitat for Arctic copepods due to high nutrients and phytoplankton biomass. The highest density SSL was observed in the eddy-like structure of the PSW, which is most likely because of the high nutrients and chl-a. High regional densities in the SSL indicated that Arctic copepods provide a large portion of the biomass and contribution to the food webs in the PSW, in the western Arctic Ocean.
URI
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0967064515000065
http://dspace.inha.ac.kr/handle/10505/55555
ISSN
0967-0645
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College of Natural Science(자연과학대학) > Ocean Sciences (해양과학) > Journal Papers, Reports(해양과학 논문, 보고서)
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