Satellite ocean colour sensors

Shafeeque, Muhammed and Minu, P and Shah, Phiros and George, Grinson (2017) Satellite ocean colour sensors. In: Winter School on Structure and Function of the Marine Ecosystem : Fisheries, 1-21 December 2017, Kochi.

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    Abstract

    The 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by the ocean and the life inhabiting the oceans play an important role in shaping the earth’s climate. Phytoplankton, also known as microalgae, are the single celled, autotrophic components of the plankton community and a key part of oceans, seas and freshwater basin ecosystems. They are significant factor in the ocean carbon cycle and, hence, important in all pathways of carbon in the ocean. Phytoplankton contain chlorophyll pigments for photosynthesis, similar to terrestrial plants and require sunlight in order to live and grow. Most of them are buoyant and float in the upper part of the ocean, where plenty of sunlight is available. They also require inorganic nutrients such as nitrates, phosphates, and sulphur which they convert into proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. In a balanced ecosystem, phytoplankton are the base of the food web and provide food for a wide range of sea creatures (NOAA). The measurement of phytoplankton can be indexed as chlorophyll concentration and is important as they are fundamental to understanding how the marine ecosystem responds to climate variability and climate change.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: Oceanography > Remote sensing
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 28 May 2018 08:45
    Last Modified: 28 May 2018 08:45
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/12750

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