Correlation between concentrations of chlorophyll-a and satellite derived climatic factors in the Persian Gulf

Moradi, M ; Sharif University of Technology | 2020

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111728
  3. Publisher: Elsevier Ltd , 2020
  4. Abstract:
  5. Monthly mean satellite derived Chl-a, aerosols, wind, SST, PAR, and turbidity datasets were used to investigate the possible factors regulating phytoplankton variability in the Persian Gulf. The spatial correlation analysis revealed two distinct regions of SST and PAR, and a relatively uniform spatial correlation pattern of the other parameters. The cross correlation between aeolian dusts and Chl-a was significantly positive with 1–3 months offset. The pattern of spatial correlation between Chl-a and SST was positive in the shallow regions without time lag, and was negative with time offset of 3–5 months in deeper regions. The cross correlation between Chl-a and north-ward winds were positive with time lags of 1–3 months. Vertical mixing under the influence of north-ward winds in the deeper region, availability of light and nutrients in the shallow regions, and dust fertilizations over the whole area were suggested to be the major controlling factors regulating phytoplankton growth. © 2020 Elsevier Ltd
  6. Keywords:
  7. Cross correlation ; MODIS ; Phytoplankton ; Spatial correlation ; Temporal variations ; Dust ; Chlorophyll a ; Climatic factors ; Controlling factors ; Cross correlations ; Phytoplankton growth ; Spatial correlation analysis ; Spatial correlations ; Vertical mixing ; Aerosol ; Concentration (composition) ; Correlation ; Sea surface temperature ; Temporal variation ; Algal bloom ; Algal growth ; Climate ; Concentration (parameter) ; Environmental factor ; Fertilization ; Nonhuman ; Nutrient availability ; Photosynthesis ; Photosynthetically active radiation ; Satellite imagery ; Turbidity ; Wind ; Arabian Sea ; Indian Ocean ; Persian Gulf
  8. Source: Marine Pollution Bulletin ; Volume 161, Part A , December , 2020
  9. URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0025326X20308468