Articles | Volume 1-osr7
27 Sep 2023
 | OSR7 | Chapter 2.3
 | 27 Sep 2023 | OSR7 | Chapter 2.3

Satellite monitoring of surface phytoplankton functional types in the Atlantic Ocean over 20 years (2002–2021)

Hongyan Xi, Marine Bretagnon, Svetlana N. Losa, Vanda Brotas, Mara Gomes, Ilka Peeken, Leonardo M. A. Alvarado, Antoine Mangin, and Astrid Bracher

Data sets

Global Ocean Colour (Copernicus-GlobColour), Bio-Geo-Chemical, L4 (monthly and interpolated) from Satellite Observations (1997-ongoing) EU Copernicus Marine Service Product

Phytoplankton pigment concentrations and phytoplankton groups measured on water samples collected from various expeditions in the Atlantic Ocean from 71°S to 84°N Hongyan Xi, Ilka Peeken, Mara Gomes, Vanda Brotas, Gavin H. Tilstone, Robert J. W. Brewin, Giorgio Dall'Olmo, Andreia Tracana, Leonardo M. A., Alvarado, Sandra Murawski, Sonja Wiegmann, and Astrid Brache

Short summary
Continuous monitoring of phytoplankton groups using satellite data is crucial for understanding global ocean phytoplankton variability on different scales in both space and time. This study focuses on four important phytoplankton groups in the Atlantic Ocean to investigate their trend, anomaly and phenological characteristics both over the whole region and at subscales. This study paves the way to promote potentially important ocean monitoring indicators to help sustain the ocean health.
Final-revised paper