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Monitoring harmful algal blooms from space

  • Lasse H. Pettersson
  • Dmitry Pozdnyakov
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Abstract

In Chapter 2, we discussed the various factors and processes that are conducive to the initiation, development, and growth of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in marine and coastal waters. The lifetime of HAB events is typically some weeks, but can be shorter or longer being a function of the concurrence of required favorable conditions, including light and nutrient availability, other biogeochemical ocean state variables, and the algae genus and species involved.

Keywords

Algal Bloom Ocean Color Bloom Event Earth Observation Data Ocean Color Data 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lasse H. Pettersson
    • 1
  • Dmitry Pozdnyakov
    • 2
  1. 1.Mohn–Sverdrup Center for Global Ocean Studies and Operational OceanographyNansen Environmental and Remote Sensing CenterBergenNorway
  2. 2.Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing CenterSt. PetersburgRussia

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