Title: Effect of meteor ionization on sporadic-E observed at Jicamarca
Authors: Akshay Malhotra, John D. Mathews, and Julio Urbina: Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Source: Geophysical Research Letters (GRL) paper 10.1029/2008GL034661, 2008; http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2008GL034661
7. Redefining biologically distinct oceanic provinces
Biogeographic provinces are categories used for comparing and contrasting biodiversity and nutrient cycling among different ocean regions. However, their use is limited due to current methods that subjectively classify provinces. It is also unknown how province boundaries respond to seasonal and climate forcings. The currently used static provinces make it difficult to test hypotheses about how biodiversity and nutrient cycling will change over time. To solve this problem, Oliver and Irwin develop a method to objectively classify global remote sensing data so that they automatically define ocean provinces in both space and time. They find that seasonal patterns in province boundaries reflect well-known oceanic processes, as veri
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