Characterisation of mesoscale features and phytoplankton variability in the Mozambique Channel




The variability of hydrographic characteristics and phytoplankton distribution associated with mesoscale eddies in the Mozambique Channel was investigated during four cruises in September 2007, December 2008, November 2009, and April/May 2010. Satellite altimetry was used to map the location of mesoscale features, and together with ETOPO1 bathymetry, it was entered into a Discriminant Function Analysis to classify sampling stations into five categories, namely cyclonic, anti-cyclonic, frontal, divergence, and shelf. Fluorescence profiles were integrated through four depth ranges in the upper 200m and used to determine the depth of the maximum chlorophyll a concentration and to model the euphotic zone depth.


Deep-Sea Research






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- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Marinha;
- Biodiversidade Costeira


- Relatórios, Estudos, Avaliações de Biodiversidade, Linhas de Base


- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações


- Nenhuma / Não aplicável



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