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Estimation of particulate organic carbon in the ocean from satellite remote sensing
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PMID:  10398597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Measurements from the Southern Ocean show that particulate organic carbon (POC) concentration is well correlated with the optical backscattering by particles suspended in seawater. This relation, in conjunction with retrieval of the backscattering coefficient from remote-sensing reflectance, provides an algorithm for estimating surface POC from satellite data of ocean color. Satellite imagery from SeaWiFS reveals the seasonal progression of POC, with a zonal band of elevated POC concentrations in December coinciding with the Antarctic Polar Front Zone. At that time, the POC pool within the top 100 meters of the entire Southern Ocean south of 40 degrees S exceeded 0.8 gigatons.
Authors:
Stramski; Reynolds; Kahru; Mitchell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  285     ISSN:  1095-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  Eng     Pagination:  239-42     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Marine Physical Laboratory and Marine Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0238, USA.
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