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Variability of chlorophyll-a concentration in the north-western part of the Black Sea based on satellite data analysis and modeling
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Paper Abstract

The main objective of this research is to study the interannual variability of the Black Sea chlorophyll-a concentrations related to the forcing of physical factors (SST, wind, sea circulation) and/or influence of climate variability. The Self-Organization Map (SOM) analysis was applied to identify typical (recurrent) spatial patterns of chlorophyll-a concentrations and physical forcing data. The results of SOM analysis are compared with temporal variability of the climatic indices (NAO, EAWR). The propagation of desalinated water through Danube delta along the Western Black Sea coast and the hydrological structure of shelf water are studied. The dynamics, the coastal current, and formation of Danube plume and salinity front are studied on the basis of numerical modeling which was adapted to the conditions of the North-Western shelf. The results of numerical modeling of effects of plume and buoyancy current evolution, shelf water stratification and wind forcing for summer period conditions are discussed. As a result, the model gives qualitatively correct position of salinity front related with Danube discharge, plume and alongshore current evolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 November 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10466, 23rd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, 104662H (30 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2284311
Show Author Affiliations
M. V. Tsyganova, Marine Hydrophysical Institute (Russian Federation)
Black Sea Hydrophysical Proving Ground (Russian Federation)
E. M. Lemeshko, Marine Hydrophysical Institute (Russian Federation)
Black Sea Hydrophysical Proving Ground (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10466:
23rd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics
Gennadii G. Matvienko; Oleg A. Romanovskii, Editor(s)

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