Spring phytoplankton bloom in the fronts of the East China Sea SCOPUS KCI

Title
Spring phytoplankton bloom in the fronts of the East China Sea
Author(s)
Son, S.H.; Yoo, S.; Noh, J.-H.
KIOST Author(s)
Noh, Jae Hoon(노재훈)
Publication Year
2006
Abstract
Frontal areas between warm and saline waters of the Kuroshio currents and colder and diluted waters of the East China Sea (ECS) influenced by the Changjiang River were identified from the satellite thermal imagery and hydrological data obtained from the Coastal Ocean Process Experiment (COPEX) cruise during the period between March 1st and 10th, 1997. High chlorophyll concentrations appeared in the fronts of the East China Seas with the highest chlorophyll-a concentration in the southwestern area of Jeju Island (∼2.9 mg/m3) and the eastern area of the Changjiang River Mouth (∼2.8 mg/m3). Vertical structures of temperature, salinity and density were similar, showing the fronts between ECS and Kuroshio waters. The water column was well mixed in the shelf waters and was stratified around the fronts. It is inferred did the optimal condition for light utilization and nutrients induced both from the coastal and deep waters enhances the high phytoplankton productivity in the fronts of the ECS. In addition, the high chlorophyll-a in the fronts seem to have been associated with the water column stability as well.
ISSN
1738-5261
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/4966
DOI
10.1007/BF03022423
Bibliographic Citation
Ocean Science Journal, v.41, no.3, pp.181 - 189, 2006
Subject
chlorophyll a; density current; experimental study; oceanic front; phytoplankton; salinity; stratification; water temperature; East China Sea; Kuroshio Current; Pacific Ocean
Keywords
East China Sea; Fronts; Spring phytoplankton bloom; Stratification
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
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Research Interests

Phytoplankton ecology,Primary productivity modelling,Coral reef ecosystem study,식물플랑크톤 생태학,일차생산력 모델,산호초 생태계 연구

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