Satellite monitoring of phytoplankton in the East Mediterranean Sea after the 2006 Lebanon oil spill
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AbstractMulti-source remote-sensing data were used to study the aftermath of the 2006 Lebanon oil spill: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) 250 m data and advanced synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images were used to delineate the extent of the oil spill; QuikScat data were used to derive the wind field; and MODIS Ocean Colour data were used to demonstrate the variability of chlorophyll-a concentration (Chl-a) and sea surface temperature (SST). No significant changes were found in marine phytoplankton in the first few months after the oil spill. However, a big phytoplankton bloom was observed after 10 months, when Chl-a increased from 0.1 to 1.0 mg m(-3). After considering the time-series variability of Chl-a and SST and the spatial variability of Chl-a and bathymetry, we concluded that this phytoplankton bloom was probably related to the Lebanon oil spill.
All Author(s) ListPan G, Tang DL, Zhang YZ
Name of Conference10th Biennial Pan Ocean Remote Sensing Conference (PORSEC)
Start Date of Conference01/10/2010
Place of ConferenceKeelung
Journal nameInternational Journal of Remote Sensing
Detailed descriptionDOI:10.1080/01431161.2012.685982.
Volume Number33
Issue Number23
PublisherTaylor & Francis: STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles
Pages7482 - 7490
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesImaging Science & Photographic Technology; IMAGING SCIENCE & PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY; Remote Sensing; REMOTE SENSING

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