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Satellite studies on the distributions of chlorophyll and dinoflagellate blooms in the western English Channel
Holligan, P.M.; Viollier, M.; Dupouy, C.; Aiken, J. (1983). Satellite studies on the distributions of chlorophyll and dinoflagellate blooms in the western English Channel. Cont. Shelf Res. 2(2/3): 81-96
In: Continental Shelf Research. Pergamon Press: Oxford; New York. ISSN 0278-4343, more
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Keywords
    Algal blooms; Chlorophylls; Geographical distribution; Phytoplankton; Satellite sensing; Marine

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  • Holligan, P.M.
  • Viollier, M.
  • Dupouy, C.
  • Aiken, J.

Abstract
    Surface phytoplankton populations, that persist for several weeks and over spatial scales > 100 km, can be monitored most effectively by satellite. The authors show how the Coastal Zone Color Scanner provides new information about the dynamics of dinoflagellate blooms, and discuss some problems with the application of the instrument. The estimated overall accuracy of measuring total chlorophyll, C (chlorophyll a + phaeopigment), by satellite was log C plus or minus 0.26.

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