Chlorophyll Pigment Concentration and Sea Surface Temperature of the Black Sea
Mehmet Tahir Kavak
March 15, 2018
As an enclosed sea, the Black Sea has countless economic activities (mainly tanker traffic and fisheries) and recreational activities, with the consequence of being threatened by dramatic dangers and pollution. Optical remote sensing can provide a novel look at physical processes and then driving mechanisms. It is worthwhile to know how the temperature and other marine parameters change on seasonal and long-term scales. In the paper CZCS (Coastal Zone Color Scanner) and AVHRR (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer) satellite were used to study the relationship between photosynthesis and SST since phytoplankton forms the very lowest clement in the marine ecosystem. Satellite derived data could provide information on the amount of sea life present in any given area throughout the world. The information could also be useful in connection with studies of global changes m temperature and what effect they could have on the total abundance of marine life. Present work which used CD-ROM set from NASA did not found evidence of correlation between chlorophyll pigment concentration and SST of the Black Sea with 99.95% certainty, three channel algorithm or the use of fluorescence or chlorophyll absorption peak in the red suggested for future work.