Seasonal variability of the Black Sea Chlorophyll-a concentration
Ivanov, Leonoid M.
Margolina, Tatyana M.
Chu, Peter C.
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The optimal spectral decomposition (OSD) method is used to reconstruct seasonal variability of the Black Sea horizontally averaged chlorophyll-a concentration from data collected during the NATO SfP-971818 Black Sea Project in 1980–1995. During the reconstruction, quality control is conducted to reduce errors caused by measurement accuracy, sampling strategy, and irregular data distribution in space and time. A bi-modal structure with winter/spring (February–March) and fall (September–October) blooms is uniquely detected and accurately documented. The chlorophyll-a enriched zone rises to 15 m depth in winter and June, and deepens to 40 m in April and 35 m in August. The June rise of the chlorophyll-a enriched zone is accompanying by near continuous reduction of upper layer maximum chlorophyll-a concentration.
Journal of Marine Systems, 56The article of record as published may be located at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2005.01.001
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