Spatio-Temporal Assessment of "Chlorophyll a" in Banco Chinchorro Using Remote Sensing

Periodo de realización: 2018/06/01 al 2018/01/01

Tipo: Artículo científico

Lugar(es) de estudio: Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Banco Chinchorro, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Resumen: "Quantitative assessments of the temporal variances of phys- ical and biological phenomena are very useful to the understanding of ecosystem functioning. Marine ecosystems are very complex, and regard- ing biodiversity and shing resources, Banco Chinchorro (BCh) is one of the most important in the south of the Yucatan Peninsula. Addition- ally, BCh is an important hotspot of assimilation and release of carbon, for which hurricanes play a supporting role by mixing deep and super- cial water masses a ecting nutrient mixing and distribution. Here, the concentration of chlorophyll a (Chl a) was quantitatively linked to the occurrence of the four most recent hurricanes that a ected BCh utilizing time-series analysis of satellite-derived (AQUA-MODIS) datasets. Inter- estingly, di erent Chl a concentrations between the south and north of BCh were con rmed quantitatively, which points at di erential conserva- tion e orts. The aim of this study was also to provide a proof-of-concept for the development of long-term monitoring methodology using remotely sensed data so that it may be replicated in other regions and with other satellite databases."

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