Assessing Net Growth of Phytoplankton Biomass on Hourly to Annual Timescales Using the Geostationary Ocean Color Instrument

Joseph E. Salisbury, Bror F. Jönsson, Antonio Mannino, Wonkook Kim, Joaquim I. Goes, Jin‐Yong Choi, Javier A. Concha
2021 Geophysical Research Letters  
The rates at which phytoplankton communities assimilate inorganic carbon, aggregate biomass, and export organic carbon must be determined at highly resolved spatial and temporal scales in order to understand the ocean's role in the global carbon cycle. Such data are critical to advance work in global carbon modeling, and lack of this knowledge presently limits progress in understanding ocean carbon export, transfers of carbon to higher trophic levels and the net air-sea flux of carbon dioxide.
more » ... olar orbiting ocean color have been able to provide daily information of phytoplankton biomass with kilometer-scale resolution for several decades and the resulting data fields are used to estimate net primary productivity (NPP) over monthly to decadal time scales (
doi:10.1029/2021gl095528 fatcat:ingoxxor6nedxlbtjll7b5jxaa