Spatio-temporal patterns of Secchi depth in the waters around the Korean Peninsula using MODIS data SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Spatio-temporal patterns of Secchi depth in the waters around the Korean Peninsula using MODIS data
Author(s)
Kim, Sun-Hwa; Yang, Chan-Su; Ouchi, Kazuo
KIOST Author(s)
Yang, Chan Su(양찬수)
Publication Year
2015-10-05
Abstract
Secchi depth (Z(SD)) is an important variable for the measurements of long-term changes in the water transparency of oceanic and coastal ecosystems. This study aims at analyzing the spatial and temporal variations of MODIS-derived Z(SD) time-series during 2000-2012 in the adjacent waters around the Korean Peninsula, highlighting the environmental variables affecting variations of Z(SD), with various water depths. A semi-analytical model is used to estimate the diffuse attenuation and beam attenuation coefficients from satellite data, and the reciprocal of the sum of the two parameters was compared with the in-situ Z(SD) to retrieve a satellite-based Z(SD). In general, the open sea waters in the East Sea/Sea of Japan have higher Z(SD) than the coastal waters in the Yellow Sea. From the analyses, distinct seasonality was found in the monthly average images of MODIS-derived Z(SD) data and spatio-temporal patterns of the Empirical Orthogonal Function (EOF), and the seasonal variation of Z(SD) was associated with the variability in the ocean-atmosphere dynamics including the wind and current as well as chlorophyll-a. In the coastal and shallow waters in the Yellow Sea, prevailing north westerly winds produce turbid waters in winter, while in deep waters in the East Sea/Sea of Japan, water transparency is reduced by the spring bloom of chlorophyll-a. There are two clear Z(SD) peaks within a year in the East China Sea associated with the Kuroshio Current. A similar trend was observed in the South Sea, but less clear due to complex mixing processes of currents and effects of wind. Correlation of in-situ Z(SD) with water depth was also found suggesting the need for consideration in analyzing satellite Z(SD) data. (c) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0272-7714
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2387
DOI
10.1016/j.ecss.2015.07.003
Bibliographic Citation
ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE, v.164, pp.172 - 182, 2015
Publisher
ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Subject
BALTIC SEA; OCEAN TRANSPARENCY; CLARITY; PHYTOPLANKTON; DISK
Keywords
Secchi depth; Water transparency; MODIS; In-situ Z(SD); Seasonality; Coastal Open sea waters; Korean Peninsula
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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Research Interests

Satellite Oceanography,Marine Safety & Security,Remote Sensing,위성해양학,해양 안전 및 보안,원격탐사

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