Sarangi, RK (2012). Observation of Algal Bloom in the Northwest Arabian Sea Using Multisensor Remote Sensing Satellite Data. MARINE GEODESY, 35(2), 158-174.
Algal bloom observed using Indian Remote Sensing Satellite IRS-P4 Ocean Color Monitor (OCM) derived chlorophyll images during December 23, 2003-January 8, 2004, off the Oman coast. High chlorophyll concentration (similar to 20 mg m(-3)) patches were observed. MODIS-Aqua data of January 1, 2004, were analyzed to generate normalized water leaving radiance (nLw) images for seven visible channels: 412, 443, 488, 531, 551, 667 and 678 nm. The channels 667 and 678 nm showed interesting algal bloom features. The bloom features were detected in OCM image of January 2, 2004, using Subramanian's Trichodesmium detection Protocol. MODIS-Aqua retrieved Sea Surface Temperature (SST) around the bloom patches was observed to be >240 degrees C. The OCM chlorophyll mean observed to be very high (>10.0 mg m(-3)) in two bloom pockets. Quickscat scatterometer derived wind speed was found to be optimum in the range of 3-5 m/sec.