Ocean Science Journal

, Volume 47, Issue 4, pp 473–487

Comparison of primary productivity algorithms for Korean waters


DOI: 10.1007/s12601-012-0043-1

Cite this article as:
Yoon, JE., Park, J. & Yoo, S. Ocean Sci. J. (2012) 47: 473. doi:10.1007/s12601-012-0043-1


This study compares five primary productivity algorithms for Korean waters. Five algorithms are in the form of vertical generalized production models: One algorithm is for gross primary production and four are for net primary production. The five algorithms were evaluated using 117 in situ primary production datasets observed by 20 cruises from 1994 to 2011 in Korean waters (East Sea, Yellow Sea, East China Sea, and Yeosu Bay). The results show that the regionally-tuned variants give better results than the original formulation. We recommend, among the tested algorithms, YSVGPM (Yellow Sea Vertically Generalized Productivity Model) for gross primary productivity algorithm and Kameda-Ishizaka algorithm for net primary productivity algorithm for estimating primary production in Korean waters.

Key words

primary productionremote sensingalgorithmKorean waters

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© Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (KORDI) and the Korean Society of Oceanography (KSO) and Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marine Ecosystem Research DivisionKIOSTAnsanKorea
  2. 2.Department of Marine biologyUniversity of Science & TechonlogyDaejeonKorea
  3. 3.Korea Polar Research InstituteKIOSTIncheonKorea