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Main Title Monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms [electronic resource] /
Author Pettersson, Lasse H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Pozdnyakov, Dmitry.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2013
Call Number GE1-350
ISBN 9783540682097
Subjects Environmental sciences. ; Life sciences. ; Geochemistry. ; Oceanography. ; Geographical information systems. ; Ecology. ; Environmental toxicology.
Internet Access
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Collation XXXI, 309 p. 112 illus., 83 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Aspects of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) -- Biology and ecology of some harmful algal species (focus on Chantonella-tbd) -- Retrieval of algal bloom related quantities from space -- Monitoring algal bloom from space -- Integrated approach for operational and forecasting HAB events. Sometimes known as "Red Tides", some of the wide variety of phytoplankton species in the World's oceans produce toxins which can harm marine life. In certain circumstances, these harmful algal blooms can even cause illness or death in humans. Shellfish filter feed on phytoplankton and concentrate their toxins in their bodies and people who eat them can contract life threatening food poisoning. A number of countries have monitoring programmes to measure the presence of toxins in algal blooms. Monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms is all about the research techniques to monitor visible algal blooms and through remote sensing, including infrared techniques, predict them through mathematical modelling.