Study of Ocean Primary Productivity Using Ocean Color Data Around Japan

Prof. Dr. Ir. I Wayan Nuarsa, M.Si., I Wayan Nuarsa (2005) Study of Ocean Primary Productivity Using Ocean Color Data Around Japan. International Journal of Remote Sensing and Earth Science, 2. ISSN 0216-6739

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Ocean primary production is an important factor for determining the ocean’s role in global carbon cycle. In recent years, much more chlorophyll-a concentration data in the euphotic layer were derived from the satellite ocean color sensors. The primary productivity algorithms have been proposed based on satellite chlorophyll measurements (Piatt, 1988; Morel, 1991) and other environmental parameters such as sea surface temperature or mixed layer depth (Behrenfeld and Falkowski, 1997; Esaias, 1996; Asanuma, 2002). In order to estimate integrated primary productivity in the whole water column, the vertical distribution of chlorophyll concentration below the sea surface should be reconstructed based on satellite data. In this paper, the vertical profile data of chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) measured around Japan Islands from 1974 to 1994 were reanalyzed based on the shifted-Gaussian shape proposed by Piatt et al (1988). Using this statistical model (neural network) and the photosynthesis irradiance parameters from Asanuma (2002), the distribution of primary productivity and its seasonal variation around Japan islands were estimated from SeaWiFS data, and the results were compared with in situ data and the other two models estimated from VGPM and mixed layer depth model.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ocean color, Primary productivity, Chlorophyll profile, Artificial neural network
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2016 21:58
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2016 05:58

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