Thursday, March 22, 2007
the nepheloid layer is present!!
The glider heads into the major zone of shipping activity next. crunch time on the ocean turnpike. interesting observation today is the nepheloid layer in the warm bottom water. the backscatter says lots of paticles are prsent with very little chlorophyll present. That means either sediment or detritus which is often what dominates nepheloid layers. The nepheloid layers often seem to be dominated by detritus which is "fluffy" and easily maintained up in the water column.