Seasonal and interannual variability of chlorophyll a and primary production in the Equatorial Atlantic : in situ and remote sensing observations

  title={Seasonal and interannual variability of chlorophyll a and primary production in the Equatorial Atlantic : in situ and remote sensing observations},
  author={Valesca P{\'e}rez and Emilio Fern{\'a}ndez and Emilio Mara{\~n}{\'o}n and Pablo Serret and Carlos Garc{\'i}a-Soto},
The seasonal variability of phytoplankton in the Equatorial Atlantic was analysed using Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS)-derived chlorophyll a (Chl a) concentration data from 1998 to 2001, together with in situ Chl a and primary production data obtained during seven cruises carried out between 1995 and 2000. Monthly averaged SeaWiFS Chl a distributions were in agreement with previous observations in the Equatorial Atlantic, showing marked differences between 10 W in the Eastern… CONTINUE READING


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