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Satellite-derived chlorophyll-a concentration in the Taiwan Strait
Author(s): Nan-Jung Kuo; Chung-Ru Ho; Quanan Zheng; Feng-Chun Su; Yao-Tsai Lo; Chih-Chung Tsao
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Paper Abstract

A series of the Orbview-2/SeaWiFS (Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor) images during the period from 1997 to 2003 is used to understand the spatial and temporal distribution of the chlorophyll-a concentration (Chl-a) in the Taiwan Strait (TS). It is found that the area with higher Chl-a is mainly along the western TS; it extends more offshore in cold seasons. The lowest Chl-a is always inside the deep Peng-Hu Channel, it can spread further northward in summer. From mode 1 results of the Empirical Orthogonal Function (EOF) analysis, we find the Chl-a in La Nina years (during the period from June 1998 to May 2001) showing greater variation than the other El Nino or normal years. The EOF1 results also indicate the highest Chl-a always in fall. Meanwhile, the peak in the 1997/1998 El Nino fall was the lowest maximum, while the lowest Chl-a is mainly in winter, but its interannual variation is not so clear.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6360, Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions 2006, 63600R (13 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.689205
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Nan-Jung Kuo, National Taiwan Ocean Univ. (Taiwan)
Chung-Ru Ho, National Taiwan Ocean Univ. (Taiwan)
Quanan Zheng, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Feng-Chun Su, National Taiwan Ocean Univ. (Taiwan)
Yao-Tsai Lo, National Taiwan Ocean Univ. (Taiwan)
Chih-Chung Tsao, National Taipei Univ. of Education (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6360:
Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions 2006
Charles R. Bostater Jr.; Xavier Neyt; Stelios P. Mertikas; Miguel Vélez-Reyes, Editor(s)

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