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Title: Bloom - Microbial Bebop

Abstract

This musical composition was created from data of microbes (bacteria, algae and other microorganisms) sampled in the English Channel. Argonne National Laboratory biologist Peter Larsen created the songs as a unique way to present and comprehend large datasets. This composition highlights seasonal patterns in marine physical parameters at the L4 Station. The chords are generated from seasonal changes in photosynthetically active radiation. The melody of each measure is comprised of eight notes, each mapped to a physical environmental parameter, in the following order: temperature, soluble reactive phosphate, nitrate, nitrite, saline, silicate and chlorophyll A concentrations. More information at http://www.anl.gov/articles/songs-key... Photo of cyanobacteria colonies is courtesy Specious Reasons (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28594931...) at Flickr via Creative Commons.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
ANL (Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1082439
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; MICROBES; PATTERNS; PHOTOSYNTHESIS; DATA

Citation Formats

Larsen, Peter. Bloom - Microbial Bebop. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Larsen, Peter. Bloom - Microbial Bebop. United States.
Larsen, Peter. Mon . "Bloom - Microbial Bebop". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1082439.
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
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