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    Abstract - Issue Apr Supplement 2012, 33 (2)                                     Back

nstantaneous and historical temperature effects on a-pinene

The relationship between sea surface temperature and chlorophyll

concentration of phytoplanktons in the Black Sea using

remote sensing techniques


Author Details


Mehmet Tahir Kavak

(Corresponding author)

Department of Physics, Z.G. Faculty of Education, Dicle University, 21280, Diyarbakir, Turkey


Sabri Karadogan

Department of Geography, Z.G. Faculty of Education, Dicle University, 21280, Diyarbakir, Turkey



Publication Data

Paper received:

25 October 2010


Revised received:

11 July 2011



20 July 2011



Present work investigated the relationship between Chlorophyll (Chl), of phytoplankton biomass, and sea surface temperature (SST) of the Black Sea, using Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) andAdvanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) satellite imagery. Satellite derived data could provide information on the amount of sea life present (Brown algae, called kelp, proliferate, supporting new species of sea life, including otters, fish, and various invertebrates) in a given area throughout the world. SST from AVHRR from 1993 to 2008 showed seasonal, annual and interannual variability of temperature, monthly variability Chl from SeaWiFS from 1997 to 2009 has also been investigated. Chl showed two high peaks for the year 1999 and 2008. The correlation between SST and Chl for the same time has been found to be 60%. Correlation was significant at p<0.05. The information could also be useful in connection with studies of global changes in temperature and what effect they could have on the total abundance of marine life.


Key words

Sea surface temperature, Remote sensing, SeaWiFS, AVHRR, Black Sea


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