Optique_St_Laurent


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Experiment:Optique_St_Laurent
PIs*: Larouche, Pierre
Start Time:1990-06-28 21:02:00
End Time:2001-05-02 20:04:38
North:50.096
South:46.833
East:-58.500
West:-70.183
Data Types: above_water, bottle, cast
Parameters: ag agp allo alpha-beta-car anth ap aw b beta-beta-car beta-epi-car bp but-fuco cgp chl chl_a chl_a_allom chl_a_prime chl_b chl_c1 chl_c2 chl_c3 chlide_a cond cw diadino diato dino doc ed epi-epi-car es fuco hex-fuco light_percentage lu lut nanocount neo perid phaeo phide_a phide_b phide_c phytin_a picocount poc pon pras pvel pyrophytin_a pyrophytin_b rrs rtilt s_ag sal spm sz tilt totcount viola wt zea
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DOI

10.5067/SeaBASS/OPTIQUE_ST_LAURENT/DATA001

Description

The St. Lawrence ecosystem is a complex environment influenced by a variety of physical forces (runoff, winds, tides, bathymetry) that sustains a diverse food web going from phytoplankton to whales. Chlorophyll concentration is thus an important variable to measure at the scale of the ecosystem. Because of its large size, remote sensing is the only available tool to measure chlorophyll distribution in the St. Lawrence using ocean color imagery. To fully utilize this type of data, it is however important to have a sound knowledge of the bio-optical properties of the different water masses in the system. A St. Lawrence SeaWiFS program was thus built to gather this knowledge beginning in 1997.

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