Small Phytoplankton chlorophyll, Large Phytoplankton chlorophyll, Microphytobenthos chlorophyll, Trichodesmium chlorophyll

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    Small Phytoplankton chlorophyll

    Concentration of the chlorophyll a pigment of the Small (smaller than 2 micro metres) population. The four phytoplankton classes have two pigments, a chlorophyll a-based pigment and an accessory pigment. As the pigment concentration adjusts to optimise photosynthesis, including the presence of the accessory pigment, the intracellular content, ciV , represents only the chlorophyll a-based pigment. As the model does not distinguish between monovinyl and di-vinyl forms of chlorophyll, this ci represents either form, depending on the phytoplankton type.

    Large Phytoplankton chlorophyll

    Concentration of the chlorophyll a pigment of the Large (larger than 2 micro metres) population. The four phytoplankton classes have two pigments, a chlorophyll a-based pigment and an accessory pigment. As the pigment concentration adjusts to optimise photosynthesis, including the presence of the accessory pigment, the intracellular content, ciV , represents only the chlorophyll a-based pigment. As the model does not distinguish between monovinyl and di-vinyl forms of chlorophyll, this ci represents either form, depending on the phytoplankton type.

    Microphytobenthos chlorophyll

    Concentration of the chlorophyll a pigment of the benthic microalgae (fast-sinking diatoms that are suspended primarily in the top layer of sediment porewaters) population. The four phytoplankton classes have two pigments, a chlorophyll a-based pigment and an accessory pigment. As the pigment concentration adjusts to optimise photosynthesis, including the presence of the accessory pigment, the intracellular content, ciV , represents only the chlorophyll a-based pigment. As the model does not distinguish between monovinyl and di-vinyl forms of chlorophyll, this ci represents either form, depending on the phytoplankton type.

    Trichodesmium chlorophyll

    Concentration of the chlorophyll a pigment of the trichodesmium population. The four phytoplankton classes have two pigments, a chlorophyll a-based pigment and an accessory pigment. As the pigment concentration adjusts to optimise photosynthesis, including the presence of the accessory pigment, the intracellular content, ciV , represents only the chlorophyll a-based pigment. As the model does not distinguish between monovinyl and di-vinyl forms of chlorophyll, this ci represents either form, depending on the phytoplankton type.