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Case Studies of Optical Remote Sensing in the Barents Sea, Black Sea and Caspian Sea

  • O. V. Kopelevich
  • V. I. Burenkov
  • S. V. Sheberstov

Examples of variability of the bio-optical characteristics in the Barents, Black and Caspian Seas derived from SeaWiFS data in 1998–2005 are presented and analyzed. A common feature of these seas is high freshwater inflow, all of the seas are classified with Case 2 waters. Optical remote sensing of them requires modified processing algorithms regionally adapted. Some interesting phenomena were revealed from satellite data in the seas under study: coccolithophore blooms in the Black Sea and the Middle Barents, sharp increase of chlorophyll concentration and particle backscattering in the Caspian Sea in July–August 2001 attributed to a consequence of invasion of the ctenophore Mnepiopsis leidyi. The joint analysis of satellite and in situ measured data was carried out to explain the above-mentioned phenomena.

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River Runoff Mesoscale Eddy Satellite Ocean Color SeaWiFS Data Particle Backscattering 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. V. Kopelevich
    • 1
  • V. I. Burenkov
    • 1
  • S. V. Sheberstov
    • 1
  1. 1.Shirshov Institute of OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesRussia

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