Ocean optics to identify and measure marine phytoplankton and other water constituents
Analytical bio-optical techniques are applied to extract unique long-term information on phytoplankton and other water constituents with high temporal and spatial coverage which contribute significantly to a better understanding for the attribution of anthropogenic and natural sources of climate change to the marine ecosystem and biogeochemical cycles.
Monthly mean for March 2007 of Chl-a concentration for different phytoplankton groups determined with the PhytoDOAS method using SCIAMACHY data (following Bracher et al. 2009, Sadeghi et al. 2012)