Evaluating the impact of sea surface temperature (SST) on spatial distribution of chlorophyll-a concentration in the East China Sea

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Chenxu Ji
  • Yuanzhi Zhang
  • Qiuming Cheng
  • Tingchen Jiang
  • X. San Liang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-261
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation
Volume68
Online published20 Mar 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

In this study, we analyze spatial and temporal sea surface temperature (SST) and chlorophylla (Chl-a) concentration in the East China Sea (ECS) during the period 2003–2016. Level 3 (4 km) monthly SST and Chl-a data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Satellite (MODIS-Aqua) were reconstructed using the data interpolation empirical orthogonal function (DINEOF) method and used to evaluated the relationship between the two variables. The approaches employed included correlation analysis, regression analysis, and so forth. Our results show that certain strong oceanic SSTs affect Chl-a concentration, with particularly high correlation seen in the coastal area of Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. The mean temperature of the high correlated region was 18.67 °C. This finding may suggest that the SST has an important impact on the spatial distribution of Chl-a concentration in the ECS.

Research Area(s)

  • Chlorophyll-a concentration (Chl-a), DINEOF, MODIS data, Sea surface temperature (SST), The East China Sea (ECS)

Citation Format(s)

Evaluating the impact of sea surface temperature (SST) on spatial distribution of chlorophyll-a concentration in the East China Sea. / Ji, Chenxu; Zhang, Yuanzhi; Cheng, Qiuming; Tsou, JinYeu; Jiang, Tingchen; Liang, X. San.

In: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Vol. 68, 06.2018, p. 252-261.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal