Monitoring ocean productivity by assimilating satellite chlorophyll into ecosystem models

R. A. Armstrong, Jorge Louis Sarmiento, R. D. Slater

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Abstract

Uses a simple model of the pelagic ecosystem embedded in an ocean General Circulation Model (GCM) to link satellite chlorophyll estimates to net primary productivity and other important ecological quantities. Satellite observations are used to constrain surface chlorophyll concentrations to their observed values by "assimilating' these data into the model. The ecosystem model then evolves dynamically, subject to these boundary conditions, to produce the required predictions. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-390
Number of pages20
JournalUnknown Journal
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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