Accession Number:

ADA551519

Title:

Validation of Buoy and Satellite Data for Near-Real Time Assessment of Changes on Bio-Optical Properties on Coastal Waters (English Channel)

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM PLYMOUTH PLYMOUTH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal is to quantify the controls of primary productivity in shelf seas, and develop methods to detect and assess the possible anthropogenic impact on shelf-seas. This research requires the development and validation of models that derive predictions of hydrographic and biological variability from estimates of external physical forcing. The objectives of this project are to demonstrate that hydrographic variability in shelf waters can be hind-cast, to a quantifiable degree, using a simple 1 dimensional physical model. To demonstrate that the model can be used to interpret the regional variability of ocean colour in terms of the mechanisms of physical forcing on phytoplankton growth. The effects of tidal front dynamics and the stability of the seasonal thermocline are of specific interest.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE