Chlorophyll is the green pigment of the photosynthesis process. Chlorophyll concentration is the amount of chlorophyll per cube meter of water.

It is used as a proxy of the phytoplankton biomass in seawaters. Phytoplankton amount is one of the most important variables. Indeed, phytoplankton is the basis of the whole marine food chain and is the first responsible of carbon uptake in oceans. As a consequence, monitoring the phytoplankton (chlorophyll concentration) and its evolutions is of prior interest for a large range of fields.

Chlorophyll concentration can be measured from water sampling or estimated through remote sensing and modelling.

Unit: g/m3

 

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