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OSB: An Anomalous Phytoplankton Bloom in the Patagonian Shelf: A 10-year Event Observed by Ocean Color Satellites
Entry ID: OSB-PhytoplanktonPatagonianShelf97-07

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Summary
Abstract: A very strong and persistent phytoplankton bloom was observed by ocean color satellites during September-December 2003 along the Patagonian Shelf. The bloom had the highest extent (300x900 km) and Chl-a concentration (> 20 mg/m3) of the entire SeaWifs mission (1997-present).

Seasonal and Interannual changes in vertical mixing, shelf intrusions of the Malvinas Current, and the position of the Brazil-Malvinas confluence zone, are the most likely mechanisms responsible for nutrient enrichment on the shelf region and, consequently, the elevated Patagonian Shelf biomass. Credit: Charles R. McClain/NASA
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -34.0   S: -56.0   E: -43.0   W: -72.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Charles R. McClain, Sergio R. Signorini, V.M.T. Garcia, A. R. Piola, H. Evangelista, C.A.E. Garcia and M.M. Mata
Dataset Title: An Anomalous Phytoplankton Bloom in the Patagonian Shelf: A 10-year Event Observed by Ocean Color Satellites
Dataset Release Date: 2008
Dataset Publisher: Continental Shelf Research
Online Resource: http://neptune.gsfc.nasa.gov/osb/science/slides.php?sciid=79
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-01-01
Stop Date: 2007-12-31
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Data Center
Hydrological Sciences Branch, Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://neptune.gsfc.nasa.gov/hsb/
Dataset ID: OSB-PhytoplanktonPatagonianShelf97-07

Data Center Personnel
Name: DR. CHARLES R. MCCLAIN
Phone: 301-286-5377
Fax: 301-286-0268
Email: Charles.R.McClain at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Publications/References
Signorini S.R., V.M.T. Garcia, A.R. Piola, H. Evangelista, C.R. McClain, C.A.E. Garica, and M.M. Mata, An Anomalous Phytoplankton Bloom in the Patagonian Shelf: A 10-year Event Observed by Ocean Color Satellites, Continental Shelf Research, in Review, 2008.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-12-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-12-07

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