Polar Biology

, Volume 39, Issue 5, pp 765–787 | Cite as

Environmental information for a marine ecosystem research approach for the northern Antarctic Peninsula (RV Polarstern expedition PS81, ANT-XXIX/3)

  • B. Dorschel
  • J. Gutt
  • O. Huhn
  • A. Bracher
  • M. Huntemann
  • W. Huneke
  • C. Gebhardt
  • M. Schröder
  • H. Herr
Original Paper

Abstract

During the austral summer expedition PS81, ANT-XXIX/3 with the German research ice breaker Polarstern in 2013, research was carried out to investigate the role of environmental factors on the distribution of benthic communities and marine mammal and krill densities around the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. For these studies collated in this special issue and studies in this area, we present a collection of environmental parameters with probable influence on the marine ecosystems around the Antarctic Peninsula.

Keywords

Environmental setting Bathymetry Sea ice Chlorophyll Oceanography 

Supplementary material

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine ResearchBremerhavenGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Environmental PhysicsUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  3. 3.Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife ResearchUniversity of Veterinary Medicine HannoverBuesumGermany

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