The spring phytoplankton composition has been investigated at a 50 m deep station off Plymouth in the English Channel for 6 years (1993-1999). The percentage of diatoms during the spring bloom was significantly correlated with the North Atlantic Oscillation index. A similar relationship between phytoplankton and North Atlantic Oscillation has also been found in a Swedish lake, suggesting a possible link between atmospheric forcing and phytoplankton composition.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Plankton Research|
|State||Published - 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Aquatic Science