Monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms

  • Lasse H. Pettersson
  • Dmitry Pozdnyakov

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Geophysical Sciences book sub series (GEOPHYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Lasse H. Pettersson, Dmitry Pozdnyakov
    Pages 25-47
  3. Lasse H. Pettersson, Dmitry Pozdnyakov
    Pages 113-201
  4. Lasse H. Pettersson, Dmitry Pozdnyakov
    Pages 203-262
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 263-309

About this book


Sometimes known as "Red Tides", some of the wide variety of phytoplankton species in the World’s oceans produce toxins which can harm marine life. In certain circumstances, these harmful algal blooms can even cause illness or death in humans. Shellfish filter feed on phytoplankton and concentrate their toxins in their bodies and people who eat them can contract life threatening food poisoning. A number of countries have monitoring programmes to measure the presence of toxins in algal blooms. Monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms is all about the research techniques to monitor visible algal blooms and through remote sensing, including infrared techniques, predict them through mathematical modelling.


biochemical modeling ecological modeling marine ecology phytoplankton remote sensing

Authors and affiliations

  • Lasse H. Pettersson
    • 1
  • Dmitry Pozdnyakov
    • 2
  1. 1.Geophysical Institute, Nansen Envrionmental &University of BergenBergenNorway
  2. 2.St. PetersburgRussia

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