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Remote sensing of bacterial response to degrading phytoplankton in the Arabian Sea
Description: A remote sensing technique has been developed to detect physiological condition of phytoplankton using in situ and moderate imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS)-Aqua data. The recurring massive mixed algal bloom of diatom and Noctiluca scintillans in the Northern Arabian Sea during winter-spring was used as test bed to study formation, growth and degradation of phytoplankton. The ratio of chlorophyll (chl) to particulate organic carbon (POC) was considered as an indicator of phytoplankton physiological condition and used for the approach development. [Source: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment]
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Source: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Publish Date: 12/1/2016
Reading Level: Expert
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