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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2011, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 263-273

Satellite remote sensing possibilities for the determination of the brown algae inhabiting conditions

I.L. Tsypysheva , T.N. Krupnova 
Pacific Scientific Research Fisheries Centre (TINRO-centre), 4, Shevchenko Alley, Vladivostok, 690950, Russia
Results of using the satellite remote sensing are given for obtaining the conditions determination of the commercial brown alga laminaria japonica inhabiting in the northwestern portion of the Japan (East) Sea. On the basis of regular satellite data (the infrared region of the sensor AVHRR/NOAA) thermal conditions in the autumn period in the last ten years are analyzed to determine favorable conditions for multiplying laminaria. Additionally satellite data of optical range, ship measurements and weather maps were used. The hydrological 2000 conditions are examined; the anomalous oceanographic events led to significant reduction in the reserves of laminaria during the subsequent years. The comparison between satellite sea surface temperature maps and contact observations data is carried out. The field temperature structure in the coastal zone according to satellite data is investigated, which made possible to identify the small-scale nonstationary formations (cyclonic and anticyclonic eddies, jet, mushroom-shaped flows), which contribute to the creation of an algae growth microclimates.
Keywords: northwestern portion of the Japan (East) Sea, satellite remote sensing, sea surface temperature, small-scale eddies, brown alga, kelp, seaweed, Laminaria japonica
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