Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences(A)
Session Sub CategoryComplex & General
Session IDA-CG52
TitleBiogeochemical linkages between the ocean and the atmosphere during phytoplankton blooms
Short titleOcean atmosphere biogeochemical linkage
Main ConvenerNameJun Nishioka
AffiliationHokkaido University, Institute of low temperature sciences
Co-Convener 1NameKoji Suzuki
AffiliationHokkaido University
Co-Convener 2NameYuzo Miyazaki
AffiliationInstitute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University
Co-Convener 3NameHiroshi Tanimoto
AffiliationNational Institute for Environmental Studies
ScopeMulti-scale vertical and horizontal ocean mixing processes can strongly influence the distribution of dissolved and suspended substances including macro- and micro-nutrients, and may impact on phytoplankton bloom formation. The changes in nutrient dynamics generally affect the abundance, composition and metabolic activity of marine organisms such as phytoplankton and bacteria during the bloom. Marine phytoplankton can produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and marine atmospheric aerosols, which strongly influence on atmospheric chemistry. Primary and secondary organic and inorganic components produced via marine phytoplankton activity can contribute to the Earth's radiative forcing, and in turn marine ecosystems including biogeochemical processes directly or indirectly. Therefore, the biogeochemical cycles have a tight linkage between the ocean and the atmosphere. In order to understand physical, chemical and biological processes relevant to phytoplankton bloom formation in the ocean, dynamics of VOCs and marine aerosols in the atmosphere, and the biogeochemical linkage between the ocean and the atmosphere, we welcome new interdisciplinary presentations and active discussions on physical, chemical and biological sciences both from ocean and atmospheric fields in this session.
Type of presentationOral and Poster presentation
Invited authors Yoshio Takahashi (The University of Tokyo)