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Characteristics of the Bohai Sea oil spill and its impact on the Bohai Sea ecosystem

Title: Characteristics of the Bohai Sea oil spill and its impact on the Bohai Sea ecosystem
Authors: Jie Guo, Xin Liu, Qiang Xie
Resource: Chinese Science Bulletin,2012, DOI: 10.1007/s11434-012-5355-0
Abstract: In this paper, ENVISAT ASAR data and the Estuary, Coastal and Ocean Model was used to analyze and compare characteristics of the Bohai Sea oil spill. The oil slicks have spread from the point of the oil spill to the east and north-western Bohai Sea. We make a comparison between the changes caused by the oil spill on the chlorophyll concentration and the sea surface temperature using MODIS data, which can be used to analyze the effect of the oil spill on the Bohai Sea ecosystem. We found that the Bohai Sea oil spill caused abnormal chlorophyll concentration distributions and red tide nearby area of oil spill.
Keywords: ENVISAT ASAR – MODIS – oil spill – chlorophyll – sea surface temperature
 

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