We are the Antarctic Chlorophyll group and we are going to be looking at chlorophyll concentrations from the past 20 years. We are going to focus on concentrations around Palmer Station and the Western Antarctic Peninsula. We are also going to be looking at various nutrient concentrations to try and determine an approximate cause for any large blooms of phytoplankton. Throughout the rest of the semester we plan on making charts to show some key information. We plan on showing average chlorophyll concentrations for the months of January and February and March. We also plan to show concentrations of dissolved inorganic nutrients such as nitrate, phosphate and silicate.
We hope to use these graphs to better under stand phytoplankton blooms and what is causing them to occur.
-Kyle, Alicia, Thomas, Rhea, Evan