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Title: EMIS - BLACK SEA Daily sea surface Chlorophyll-a concentration in mg.m^-3


Daily sea surface Chlorophyll-a concentration (in mg.m^-3 (log10)) for the Black sea derived from the MODIS-AQUA sensor (Satellite remote sensing Ocean color data): Chlorophyll is a photosynthetic pigment commonly present in all phytoplankton species. It is used as a proxy for phytoplankton biomass. Chlorophyll concentration is a standard product from satellite-based optical sensors, usually retrieved from empirical algorithms using reflectance ratios at two or more wavebands.

Frederic Melin
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Melin, Frederic (2016):  EMIS - BLACK SEA Daily sea surface Chlorophyll-a concentration in mg.m^-3. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Last modified 2016-08-11
Issue date 2016-08-10
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From: 2003-01-01 – To: 2010-12-31

Language English
Data theme(s) Environment
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE; 52 ENVIRONMENT
EuroVoc concept(s) environmental monitoring; ocean; oceanography; protected area
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General information: Daily sea surface Chlorophyll-a concentration for the Black Sea obtained from the application of a regional bio-optical algorithm to MODIS-A satellite data (algorithm details are available in Zibordi et al. 2015). The bio-optical algorithm relies on in situ ...
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47.4° N, 42.0° E, 40.9° S, 27.3° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89

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