Remote Sensing and model simulation studies of the Norwegian coastal current during the algal bloom in May 1988

TitleRemote Sensing and model simulation studies of the Norwegian coastal current during the algal bloom in May 1988
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsJohannessen, J, Johannessen, OM, Haugan, PM
JournalInternational Journal of Remote Sensing
Volume10
Number12
Number of Pages1893-1906
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN0143-1161
Abstract

The Chrysochromulina polylepis bloom in Skagerrak in May 1988 had severe consequences for the sea farming industry. Following the unexpected occurrence of the bloom combined remote-sensing and model studies of the mesoscale circulation of the Norwegian coastal current were performed in support of the daily forecasts of the advance of the algal front. A passive tracer included in the model simulated the drift path of the algae demonstrating the impact of meanders and eddies. Qualitatively the results of the simulation were in good agreement with the direct observations until the bloom culminated, suggesting dominance of the physical processes. In contrast, biological processes lead to the algal mortality during the retreat.

URLhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01431168908904018
DOI10.1080/01431168908904018
Refereed DesignationRefereed
Author Address

NERSC