Articles | Volume 16, issue 9
Research article
14 May 2019
Research article |  | 14 May 2019

Floodwater impact on Galveston Bay phytoplankton taxonomy, pigment composition and photo-physiological state following Hurricane Harvey from field and ocean color (Sentinel-3A OLCI) observations

Bingqing Liu, Eurico J. D'Sa, and Ishan D. Joshi


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Mar 2019) by Maria Tzortziou
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ED: Publish as is (14 Apr 2019) by Maria Tzortziou
Short summary
An approach using bio-optical field and ocean color (Sentinel-3A OLCI) data combined with inversion models allowed for the first time an assessment of phytoplankton response (changes in taxonomy, pigment composition and physiological state) to a large hurricane-related floodwater perturbation in a turbid estuary. The study revealed the transition in phytoplankton community species as well as the spatiotemporal distributions of phytoplankton diagnostic pigments in the floodwater-impacted bay.
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