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Abstract

Using remote sensing of ocean colour, it is possible to investigate short-term (daily to seasonal) as well as long term (yearly to decadal) changes in phytoplankton primary production over large geographical areas. However, validation of such estimates is difficult since it is based on their comparison with spotty primary productivity measurements made at sea, based on sample incubations with 14C. Fluorescence-based techniques offer the possibility of extending the temporal and geographical coverage of oceanic primary production studies. These estimates may be more useful in validation studies of primary production models based on remote sensing techniques. Preliminary results are presented of investigations carried out to determine whether primary production measurements based on fluorescence techniques can be used to validate primary production estimates based on remote sensing algorithms.

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Authors: OLAIZOLA M, JRC Ispra (IT);VAN DER LINDE D W, JRC Ispra (IT);SCHLITTENHARDT P M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: EARSeL Symposium, Göteborg (SE), June 6-8, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38472 ORA
Record Number: 199411003 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en