Space-borne study of seasonal, multi-year, and decadal phytoplankton dynamics in the Bay of Biscay

Morozov, E; Pozdnyakov, D; Smyth, TJ; Sychev, V; Grassl, H. 2013 Space-borne study of seasonal, multi-year, and decadal phytoplankton dynamics in the Bay of Biscay. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34 (4). 1297-1331. 10.1080/01431161.2012.718462

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2012.718462

Abstract/Summary

Seasonal and inter-annual variations in phytoplankton community abundance in the Bay of Biscay are studied. Preliminarily processed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to yield normalized water-leaving radiance and the top-of-the-atmosphere solar radiance, Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS), Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), and Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS) data are further supplied to our dedicated retrieval algorithms to infer the sought for parameters. By applying the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data, the surface reflection coefficient in the only band in the visible spectrum is derived and employed for analysis. Decadal bridged time series of variations of diatom-dominated phytoplankton and green dinoflagellate Lepidodinium chlorophorum within the shelf zone and the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi in the pelagic area of the Bay are documented and analysed in terms of impacts of some biogeochemical and geophysical forcing factors.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Subjects: Earth Observation - Remote Sensing
Marine Sciences
Oceanography
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > National Capability categories > Western Channel Observatory
Depositing User: Mrs Julia Crocker
Date made live: 27 Feb 2014 14:40
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 16:10
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/5552

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