A plankton guide to ocean physics: Colouring in the currents round South Africa and Madagascar
Quartly, Graham D. and Srokosz, Meric A. (2003) A plankton guide to ocean physics: Colouring in the currents round South Africa and Madagascar. Ocean Challenge, 12, (3), 19-23.
The ocean colour sensor SeaWiFS, launched in August 1997, has been a great boon to those researching large-scale oceanic biological productivity. The sensor can detect variations in the colour of the water due to the presence of chlorophyll in phytoplankton, which essentially changes the water colour from blue to green. SeaWiFS has provided measurements of chlorophyll concentration over nearly all the world’s oceans, and because of their association with fronts, eddies and regions of upwelling, these records of phytoplankton abundance reveal much about physical processes occurring within the ocean.
|Keywords:||Ocean colour, physical oceanography, eddies, fronts, Rossby waves, upwelling|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > National Oceanography Centre (NERC)
|Date Deposited:||17 Oct 2003|
|Last Modified:||28 Jun 2012 09:13|
|Contributors:||Quartly, Graham D. (Author)
Srokosz, Meric A. (Author)
|Date:||1 October 2003|
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