Enhanced biological activity by an anticyclonic warm eddy during early spring in the East Sea (Japan Sea) detected by the geostationary ocean color satellite SCOPUS KCI

Title
Enhanced biological activity by an anticyclonic warm eddy during early spring in the East Sea (Japan Sea) detected by the geostationary ocean color satellite
Author(s)
Lim, J.-H.; Son, S.; Park, J.-W.; Kwak, J.H.; Kang, C.-K.; Son, Y.B.; Kwon, J.-N.; Lee, S.H.
KIOST Author(s)
Son, Young Baek(손영백)
Publication Year
2012
Abstract
The high primary production enhanced by anticyclonic eddies and hourly variation pattern in the productivity during the spring season in the East Sea were first investigated using the first Korean Geostationary Ocean Color Imager (GOCI). Even though the stratification for a seasonal spring bloom is not well developed in the water column in early April in the East Sea, a physical upward water flux movement at the periphery of the anticyclonic eddies could remain the phytoplankton in euphotic zone to sustain high chlorophyll-a concentration conditions in the Ulleung Basin. At this time, nutrients were no major controlling factor for phytoplankton growth since concentrations of major nutrients (nitrate, silicate, and phosphate) were relatively high in the observed eddy sites based on the observation data from the Korean Oceanographic Data Center (KODC). The estimated mixed layer depth (MLD) significantly shallower at the periphery supports for this mechanism. The hourly primary productivity estimation based on a Carbon-based Productivity Model (CbPM) provides a bimodal pattern along the time especially in L1 with an approximately one order magnitude difference between the lowest and highest values of productivities on 5 April, 2011. Potential possibilities for this large discrepancy in the hourly productivity and some thoughts on a short time in situ incubation method were discussed. © 2012 Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (KORDI) and the Korean Society of Oceanography (KSO) and Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
ISSN
1738-5261
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3740
DOI
10.1007/s12601-012-0035-1
Bibliographic Citation
Ocean Science Journal, v.47, no.3, pp.377 - 385, 2012
Subject
anticyclone; chlorophyll a; eddy; estimation method; euphotic zone; geostationary satellite; mixed layer; numerical model; ocean color; phytoplankton; primary production; Pacific Ocean; Sea of Japan
Keywords
anticyclonic eddies; chlorophylla; East Sea; GOCI; productivity; Ulleung Basin
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
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Research Interests

Ocean Color Remote Sensing,Climate Change,UAV,해양원격탐사,기후변화,무인체계

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