Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Biogeosciences, 15, 1395–1414, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1395-2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 1395–1414, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1395-2018

Research article 07 Mar 2018

Research article | 07 Mar 2018

Delineation of marine ecosystem zones in the northern Arabian Sea during winter

Saleem Shalin et al.

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This work objectively classified the northern Arabian Sea into six ecological zones based on surface Chl a distribution patterns during winter. Distinct Chl a characteristics within each delineated zone show that this classification method is a good way of separating regions with different phytoplankton dynamics during winter. The study provides improved understanding of how environmental factors control the spatio-temporal variability of the marine Chl a concentration in the area during winter.
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