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Bio-optical characteristics of the seas surrounding Russia from satellite ocean color data
Author(s): Vladimir I. Burenkov; Oleg Victorovic Kopelevich; Sergey V. Sheberstov; Elena A. Lukianova; Olga Vladimirov Prokhorenko
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Paper Abstract

The mean monthly distributions of chlorophyll a concentration, the particle backscattering and yellow substance absorption coefficients in the Barents, Black, Caspian, and Japan Seas have been computed from data of the SeaWiFS satellite ocean color scanner from 1998 to 2005; the color maps constructed show spatial and temporal variability of photosynthetic phytoplankton, particulate matter and colored organic matter. The modified algorithms developed on the basis of the ship-measured data were used for computations; these regional algorithms provide reasonable agreement between in situ and satellite-based values of bio-optical characteristics in the seas under study. The monthly, seasonal and annual mean values for selected regions were calculated. A brief analysis of the obtained results is given. Some interesting phenomena in the above seas are observed; among them the coccolithophorid blooms in the Black Sea and in the Middle Barents revealed from satellite ocean color data and confirmed then by the field studies. In the Caspian Sea the satellite data displayed sharp increase of chlorophyll concentration and of the particle backscattering attributed to a consequence of invasion of Ctenophore Mnemiopsis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6615, Current Research on Remote Sensing, Laser Probing, and Imagery in Natural Waters, 66150A (13 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.740447
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Vladimir I. Burenkov, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (Russia)
Oleg Victorovic Kopelevich, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (Russia)
Sergey V. Sheberstov, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (Russia)
Elena A. Lukianova, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (Russia)
Olga Vladimirov Prokhorenko, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6615:
Current Research on Remote Sensing, Laser Probing, and Imagery in Natural Waters

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