Articles | Volume 18, issue 10
Research article
26 May 2021
Research article |  | 26 May 2021

Quasi-tropical cyclone caused anomalous autumn coccolithophore bloom in the Black Sea

Sergey V. Stanichny, Elena A. Kubryakova, and Arseny A. Kubryakov

Data sets

Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Aqua Ocean Color Data NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Ocean Biology Processing Group

Data Unification and Altimeter Combination System (DUACS) delayed-time altimeter gridded maps of sea level anomalies over the Black Sea Copernicus Climate Change Service

Remote Sensing Systems QuikSCAT Ku-2011, Orbital Swath Ocean Vector Winds L2B, Version 4 L. Ricciardulli, F. J. Wentz, and D. K. Smith

Advanced Very-High-Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data Remote Sensing Department, Marine Hydrophysical Institute, Russian Academy of Science

Short summary
In this paper, we show that the short-term impact of tropical cyclones can trigger the intense, long-term bloom of coccolithophores, which are major marine calcifiers playing an important role in the balance and fluxes of inorganic carbon in the ocean. In our paper, we describe the evolution of and physical reasons for such an unusual bloom observed in autumn 2005 in the Black Sea on the basis of satellite data.
Final-revised paper