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Case studies of optical remote sensing in the Barents Sea, Black Sea and Caspian Sea
Kopelevich, O.V.; Burenkov, V.I.; Sheberstov, S.V. (2008). Case studies of optical remote sensing in the Barents Sea, Black Sea and Caspian Sea, in: Barale, V. et al. (Ed.) (2008). Remote sensing of the European seas. pp. 53-66
In: Barale, V.; Gade, M. (Ed.) (2008). Remote sensing of the European seas. Springer Science+Business Media: Heidelberg. ISBN 978-1-4020-6771-6. XXII, 514 pp., more

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

Abstract
    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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