Physical processes leading to the development of an anomalously large Cochlodinium polykrikoides bloom in the East sea/Japan sea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Physical processes leading to the development of an anomalously large Cochlodinium polykrikoides bloom in the East sea/Japan sea
Author(s)
Kim, Dae-Won; Jo, Young-Heon; Choi, Jong-Kuk; Choi, Jang-Geun; Bi, Hongsheng
KIOST Author(s)
Choi, Jong Kuk(최종국)
Publication Year
2016-05
Abstract
An anomalously large Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) was observed in the southwest coast of the East/Japan Sea (hereafter the East Sea) during the summer of 2013. During this time period, the presence of Cochlodinium polykrikoides (C polykrikoides) was detected by the Geostationary Ocean Color Imager (GOCI) and validated by in-situ observations. GOCI observations have been available since 2011, thus allowing to examine various stages of the physical condition of the developing C polykrikoides bloom, there by other multi-satellite and buoy measurements obtained between 2011 and 2013. Research results indicate that this HAB is related to four processes: the transport of C polykrikoides from the south coast of Korea to the HAB area; a relatively high insolation; continuous coastal upwelling; and a favorable Sea Surface Temperature (SST) for C.polykrikoide growth. In examination of the main transport mechanisms, geostrophic current measurements were used to estimate the flow trajectories, showing water from the south coast to the HAB area off the southeast coast of Korea. Result shows that ninety percent of the water from the south coast reached the HAB area in 2013. Furthermore, to examine the insolation mechanism, the Photosynthetically available radiation (PAR) value was derived from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectoradiometer(MODIS), showing that PAR values were relatively high in the HAB area during HAB period (47 Ein m(-1) day(-1)). Moreover, Upwelling age (UA) was calculated in order to investigate the strength of coastal upwelling events, which were found to support relatively high UA values during the HAB period. The mean UA value during the HAB period was 1.01, higher than those in 2011 and 2012 which were 0.61 and 0.76, respectively. Finally, SST in the HAB area was also analyzed to examine which conditions were most favorable for HAB growth. Therefore, the results of this study suggest that the four mechanisms can explain the relative contributions of the anomalously HAB development observed off the southeast coast of Korea. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1568-9883
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2199
DOI
10.1016/j.hal.2016.03.019
Bibliographic Citation
HARMFUL ALGAE, v.55, pp.250 - 258, 2016
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Subject
HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM; RED-TIDE DINOFLAGELLATE; KOREAN COASTAL WATERS; PHYTOPLANKTON; GROWTH; DINOPHYCEAE; STRATEGIES; EXPANSION; ECOLOGY
Keywords
Geostationary Ocean Color Imager; Harmful algal blooms; Cochlodinium polykrikoides; Particle tracking experiment
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
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GOCI-based PAR,Satellite-based Water Quality,Ocean color based Ecological Environment,GOCI 기반 PAR,위성활용 해수표층 수질,해색위성 기반 해수 생태환경

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