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1 Chlorophyll Measurements Melissa Carter Scripps Institution of Oceanography

2 Red tide this summer

3 What is chlorophyll? …and why is it important? Ocean productivity Ocean productivity Phytoplankton dynamics Phytoplankton dynamics Harmful algal blooms Harmful algal blooms

4 How do we measure chlorophyll? Satellite imagery Satellite imagery In-situ fluorometry In-situ fluorometry Discrete samples Discrete samples

5 Chlorophyll Time Series from Scripps Pier, and 2005 Mean3.00 Median1.38 Standard Deviation10.32 Range Minimum0.02 Maximum Count1919 McGowan et al., unpubl. data

6 What’s next... Determine interest Determine interest Start a chlorophyll workgroup ?? Start a chlorophyll workgroup ?? Answer questions Answer questions


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