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Biological Oceanography, visually.

October 20, 2009
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Here are some of the graphs I’m using for my report. There are 13 total pages of graphs.

You know, just in case you’re interested.

Our research questions: Do physical variables (temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, nutrients) and biological variables (phytoplankton and zooplankton assemblages) vary with distance from shore and with depth? Are biological variables correlated with the physical variables?

Countour plots used to show the differences in 2-D, created in Matlab (by someone else, not me).

Countour plots used to show the differences in 2-D, created in Matlab (by someone else, not me).

(a) Diatom Abundance. (b) Dinoflagellate Abundance. *Surface phytoplankton data for Stn 7 is missing.

(a) Diatom Abundance. (b) Dinoflagellate Abundance. *Surface phytoplankton data for Stn 7 is missing.

T-S (Temperature-Salinity) plot, showing values across the entire water column. T-S plots let us identiy potentially different masses.

T-S (Temperature-Salinity) plot, showing values across the entire water column.

Nitrate concentrations at surface and at depth.

Nitrate concentrations at surface and at depth.

Phytoplankton community strucutre, as plotted in Primer. The closer the symbols are to each other, the more similar the phytoplankton communities are. The numbers are station numbers.

Phytoplankton community strucutre, as plotted in Primer. The closer the symbols are to each other, the more similar the phytoplankton communities are. The numbers are station numbers.

Chlrophyll values at Station 4 against depth. Each data point represents about 40 raw data points rounded to the closest 1 meter.

Chlrophyll values at Station 4 against depth. Each data point represents about 40 raw data points rounded to the closest 1 meter.

Zooplankton Biomass collected in each mesh size at each station. Total of 4 mesh sizes at 7 stations each.

Zooplankton Biomass collected in each mesh size at each station. Total of 4 mesh sizes at 7 stations each.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. sylvia permalink
    October 21, 2009 19:00

    this is so cool. if i had time tonight, i would thoroughly read it. but i just wanted to tell you that THIS IS SO COOL.

    are you taking oceanography in the spring?

  2. October 28, 2009 10:28

    it looks all fancy and smart… i miss those days!

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