West Antarctic Peninsula: Theme issue
Year: 2018
Type: Publication

A theme issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A was published in May 2018. The theme issue was titled "The marine system of the West Antarctic Peninsula: status and strategy for progress in a region of rapid change", compiled and edited by Katharine R. Hendry, Michael P. Meredith and Hugh W. Ducklow. This theme issue addresses some of the most important and pressing questions surrounding marine system variability at the WAP, and focuses on the physical and biological interactions that impact biogeochemical cycling along the WAP, with a view to elucidating the state of the art of the science and the overarching issues on which future research effort should be prioritized.


This issue contains 14 arcticles as listed below.




Introduction: The marine system of the West Antarctic Peninsula: status and strategy for progress
Katharine R. Hendry, Michael P. Meredith, Hugh W. Ducklow
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2018 376 20170179; DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2017.0179.



Review article: Shelf–ocean exchange and hydrography west of the Antarctic Peninsula: a review

C. Moffat, M. Meredith
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2018 376 20170164; DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2017.0164.

Research article: Variability in summer surface residence time within a West Antarctic Peninsula biological hotspot

Josh T. Kohut, Peter Winsor, Hank Statscewich, Matthew J. Oliver, Erick Fredj, Nicole Couto, Kim Bernard, William Fraser
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2018 376 20170165; DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2017.0165.

Research article: Changes in the upper ocean mixed layer and phytoplankton productivity along the West Antarctic Peninsula

Oscar Schofield, Michael Brown, Josh Kohut, Schuyler Nardelli, Grace Saba, Nicole Waite, Hugh Ducklow
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2018 376 20170173; DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2017.0173.

Research article: A simplified method to estimate the run-off in Periglacial Creeks: a case study of King George Islands, Antarctic Peninsula

Ulrike Falk, Adrián Silva-Busso, Pablo Pölcher
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2018 376 20170166; DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2017.0166.

Research article: Anatomy of a glacial meltwater discharge event in an Antarctic cove

Michael P. Meredith, Ulrike Falk, Anna Valeria Bers, Andreas Mackensen, Irene R. Schloss, Eduardo Ruiz Barlett, Kerstin Jerosch, Adrián Silva Busso, Doris Abele
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2018 376 20170163; DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2017.0163.

Research article: Macronutrient and carbon supply, uptake and cycling across the Antarctic Peninsula shelf during summer

Sian F. Henley, Elizabeth M. Jones, Hugh J. Venables, Michael P. Meredith, Yvonne L. Firing, Ribanna Dittrich, Sabrina Heiser, Jacqueline Stefels, Julie Dougans
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2018 376 20170168; DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2017.0168.

Research article: Evidences of strong sources of DFe and DMn in Ryder Bay, Western Antarctic Peninsula

Johann Bown, Hans van Haren, Michael P. Meredith, Hugh J. Venables, Patrick Laan, J. Alexander Brearley, Hein J. W. de Baar
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2018 376 20170172; DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2017.0172.

Research article: A ‘shallow bathtub ring’ of local sedimentary iron input maintains the Palmer Deep biological hotspot on the West Antarctic Peninsula shelf

Robert M. Sherrell, Amber L. Annett, Jessica N. Fitzsimmons, Vincent J. Roccanova, Michael P. Meredith
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2018 376 20170171; DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2017.0171.

Research article: Impact of sea-ice melt on dimethyl sulfide (sulfoniopropionate) inventories in surface waters of Marguerite Bay, West Antarctic Peninsula

Jacqueline Stefels, Maria A. van Leeuwe, Elizabeth M. Jones, Michael P. Meredith, Hugh J. Venables, Alison L. Webb, Sian F. Henley
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2018 376 20170169; DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2017.0169.

Research article: Inter-decadal variability of phytoplankton biomass along the coastal West Antarctic Peninsula

Hyewon Kim, Hugh W. Ducklow, Doris Abele, Eduardo M. Ruiz Barlett, Anita G. J. Buma, Michael P. Meredith, Patrick D. Rozema, Oscar M. Schofield, Hugh J. Venables, Irene R. Schloss
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2018 376 20170174; DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2017.0174.

Research article: Spring–summer net community production, new production, particle export and related water column biogeochemical processes in the marginal sea ice zone of the Western Antarctic Peninsula 2012–2014

Hugh W. Ducklow, Michael R. Stukel, Rachel Eveleth, Scott C. Doney, Tim Jickells, Oscar Schofield, Alex R. Baker, John Brindle, Rosie Chance, Nicolas Cassar
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2018 376 20170177; DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2017.0177.

Research article: Icebergs, sea ice, blue carbon and Antarctic climate feedbacks

David K. A. Barnes, Andrew Fleming, Chester J. Sands, Maria Liliana Quartino, Dolores Deregibus
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2018 376 20170176; DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2017.0176.


Research article: Benthic meltwater fjord habitats formed by rapid glacier recession on King George Island, Antarctica

Kerstin Jerosch, Hendrik Pehlke, Patrick Monien, Frauke Scharf, Lukas Weber, Gerhard Kuhn, Matthias H. Braun, Doris Abele
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2018 376 20170178; DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2017.0178.

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