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Investigating the Growth of Snow Algal Blooms on Mount Gassan, Japan


Snow algae blooms have recently been observed on the slopes of Mount Gassan in Japan during the spring season. To understand their growth, researchers from Chiba University collected and analyzed snow samples from different elevations along the mountain. They found that algal growth begins in the lower forested areas and spreads to the upper alpine zone as the seasons get warmer, and this is closely tied to springtime vegetation and tree phenology.


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