Chlorophyll is the green pigment of the photosynthesis process. Chlorophyll concentration is the amount of chlorophyll per cube meter of water.
It is used as a proxy of the phytoplankton biomass in seawaters. Phytoplankton amount is one of the most important variables. Indeed, phytoplankton is the basis of the whole marine food chain and is the first responsible of carbon uptake in oceans. As a consequence, monitoring the phytoplankton (chlorophyll concentration) and its evolutions is of prior interest for a large range of fields.
Chlorophyll concentration can be measured from water sampling or estimated through remote sensing and modelling.
Available products over Wales:
- ESA/ACRI GlobColour merged product
- ESA/ACRI GlobColour MERIS
- ESA/ACRI GlobColour MODIS
- ESA/ACRI GlobColour OLCI-A
- ESA/ACRI GlobColour SeaWIFS
- ESA/ACRI GlobColour VIIRS
- NASA OceanColor MERIS
- NASA OceanColor MODIS
- NASA OceanColor VIIRS
- Plymouth Marine Laboratory ERSEM Reanalysis Chorophyll-A diatoms
- Plymouth Marine Laboratory ERSEM Reanalysis Chorophyll-A microphytoplankton
- Plymouth Marine Laboratory ERSEM Reanalysis Chorophyll-A nanophytoplankton
- Plymouth Marine Laboratory ERSEM Reanalysis Chorophyll-A picophytoplankton
- Plymouth Marine Laboratory ERSEM Reanalysis Total Chorophyll-A
- Plymouth Marine Laboratory MODIS/VIIRS Reprocessed
- Plymouth Marine Laboratory multi-sensor NRT
- Plymouth Marine Laboratory multi-sensor Reprocessed
- MetOffice FOAM NRT
- MetOffice FOAM Reanalysis