Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 365–371 | Cite as

Regional Peculiarities of Hydrobiont Bioluminescence Intensity and Chlorophyll a Concentration in Black Sea Waters

  • A. B. PolonskyEmail author
  • E. B. Mel’nikova
  • A. N. Serebrennikov
  • Yu. N. Tokarev
Remote Sensing of Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, and Underlying Surface


Variability in the vertical distribution of the hydrobiont bioluminescence intensity and chlorophyll a concentration in autumn along the coast of Crimea and its causes are analyzed based on expedition data and satellite information. It is shown that minimum bioluminescence intensities of marine organisms and chlorophyll a concentration were observed in the abyssal sea of the water area under study in the region of a cyclonic mesoscale eddy, where the upwelling was detected, and the thickness of the upper mixed layer did not exceed 20 m. The maximum values of the chlorophyll a concentration and bioluminescence intensity were observed at stations positioned in the shallow-water littoral sea which is rich in biogenic elements.


vertical profile of phytoplankton bioluminescence intensity chlorophyll a concentration bioluminescent lighting satellite information geostrophic currents Black Sea circulation mesoscale eddies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. B. Polonsky
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • E. B. Mel’nikova
    • 1
  • A. N. Serebrennikov
    • 1
  • Yu. N. Tokarev
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Natural and Technical SystemsSevastopolRussia
  2. 2.Sevastopol BranchMoscow State UniversitySevastopolRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Marine Biological ResearchRussian Academy of SciencesSevastopolRussia

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