Physics, Biogeochemistry and Ecology of Upwelling Filaments and Boundary Zones off Namibia - GENUS II - Cruise No. M100/1 - September 1 - October 1, 2013 - Walvis Bay (Namibia) - Walvis Bay (Namibia)

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    45 pages
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    Aufsatz (Zeitschrift)
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    Elektronische Ressource
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    DDC:    550 Earth sciences and geology


Within the framework of IMBER - Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research - a multidisciplinary group continues studies of the status and development of the Northern compartment of the Benguela Current region off Namibia with funds supplied by the German BMBF-project GENUS II. Networking with African partners is an integral part of the approach, aiming at assessments of changes of productivity of the ecosystem and associated impacts on greenhouse gas emissions in future scenarios of expected effects of Global Change. The current cruise NamBo is tuned to the seasonal maximum of upwelling in late winter in Sept/October 2013 and is planned to be complemented by NamuFil to cover the seasonal minimum in early 2014. The current cruise in 2013 investigated the formation and succession of processes within filaments of upwelled coastal water which transport coastal communities westward into the open ocean. The abiotic and biotic dynamics and fluxes along and across the boundaries of developing filaments, as well as exchanges between water column and sediments were studied within and associated to these conspicuous and characteristic structures of the Benguela upwelling region.

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