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Dieckmann, G. S., Eicken, H., Haas, C., Garrison, D. L., Gleitz, M., Lange, M., et al. (1998). A compilation of data on sea ice algal standing crop from the Bellingshausen, Amundsen and Weddell Seas from 1983 to 1994. In M. P. Lizotte, & K. R. Arrigo (Eds.), Antarctic sea ice: Biological processes, interactions and variability (pp. 85–92). Antarctic Research Series, 73. Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union.
Abstract: Algal standing stock as chlorophyll a in sea ice was compiled from 448 cores collected during 13 U.S. and German research cruises to Antarctica between 1983 and 1994. The data have a high variability and show no clear relationships with other parameters such as core length. However, seasonal variations in standing stock are discernable. The authors recommend that due to the high variability in the data and inconsistency of sampling methods, the data be used with caution, since they do not represent all sea ice habitats. We provide the data due to the current need for such information for the parameterization of models.
Keywords: Algae; Biomass; Ecology; Ice composition; Antarctica; Bellingshausen Sea; Amundsen Sea; Weddell Sea