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Bio-optical relationships in southwest Atlantic sector of Antarctic Ocean
Author(s): Kedarnath Mahapatra; Satsuki Matsumura; So Kawaguchi; Yasuhiro Senga
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Paper Abstract

Optical and phytoplankton pigment data collected from around 80 stations in the south-west Atlantic sector of Antarctic Ocean between the Drake Passage and Antarctic Peninsula during three Antarctic Expeditions of Japan Fisheries Agency in Austral summer were analyzed for bio-optical characterization. Three optical water types were identified based on the spatial variability of phytoplankton pigment in the euphotic zone and corresponding profile of physical parameters along with total beam attenuation coefficient, ct(m-1) and diffuse attenuation coefficient, Kd(m-1). The derived pigment specific particulate beam attenuation coefficient and diffuse attenuation coefficients were effectively used to identify optical stations under dominant influence of non-chlorophyll substances. The pigment specific coefficients were compared with the coefficients reported from typical case I waters and polar waters as well. Significant variations from temperate model and agrement with polar region model are discussed. Chlorophyll remote sensing model was examined with two sets of reflectance, R((lambda) ) and sub-surface upwelling radiance, Lu((lambda) ) ratios. The typical case I water remote sensing algorithm and the algorithm derived from present analysis were implemented on the CZCS image, and satellite derived chlorophyll values were compared with in situ estimates available in the same area from the Polish BIOMASS-FIBEX expedition. The results point to the need of more critical study on the bio-optical aspects before implementation of local algorithms for this region on ocean color image.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2963, Ocean Optics XIII, (6 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266491
Show Author Affiliations
Kedarnath Mahapatra, Tokai University (Japan)
Satsuki Matsumura, National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries (Japan)
So Kawaguchi, National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries (Japan)
Yasuhiro Senga, Tokai University (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2963:
Ocean Optics XIII
Steven G. Ackleson; Robert J. Frouin, Editor(s)

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