Volume 13, issue 23 | Copyright
Biogeosciences, 13, 6441-6469, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 07 Dec 2016

Research article | 07 Dec 2016

Use of remote-sensing reflectance to constrain a data assimilating marine biogeochemical model of the Great Barrier Reef

Emlyn M. Jones et al.
Related authors
Physical and biogeochemical spatial scales of variability in the East Australian Current separation from shelf glider measurements
Amandine Schaeffer, Moninya Roughan, Emlyn M. Jones, and Dana White
Biogeosciences, 13, 1967-1975, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1967-2016,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1967-2016, 2016
Related subject area
Biogeochemistry: Coastal Ocean
First in situ estimations of small phytoplankton carbon and nitrogen uptake rates in the Kara, Laptev, and East Siberian seas
P. Sadanandan Bhavya, Jang Han Lee, Ho Won Lee, Jae Joong Kang, Jae Hyung Lee, Dabin Lee, So Hyun An, Dean A. Stockwell, Terry E. Whitledge, and Sang Heon Lee
Biogeosciences, 15, 5503-5517, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-5503-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-5503-2018, 2018
Carbon dioxide and methane fluxes at the air–sea interface of Red Sea mangroves
Mallory A. Sea, Neus Garcias-Bonet, Vincent Saderne, and Carlos M. Duarte
Biogeosciences, 15, 5365-5375, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-5365-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-5365-2018, 2018
Multi-year particle fluxes in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard
Alessandra D'Angelo, Federico Giglio, Stefano Miserocchi, Anna Sanchez-Vidal, Stefano Aliani, Tommaso Tesi, Angelo Viola, Mauro Mazzola, and Leonardo Langone
Biogeosciences, 15, 5343-5363, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-5343-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-5343-2018, 2018
Summertime episodic chlorophyll a blooms near the east coast of the Korean Peninsula
Young-Tae Son, Jae-Hyoung Park, and SungHyun Nam
Biogeosciences, 15, 5237-5247, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-5237-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-5237-2018, 2018
Niche differentiation of ammonia and nitrite oxidizers along a salinity gradient from the Pearl River estuary to the South China Sea
Lei Hou, Xiabing Xie, Xianhui Wan, Shuh-Ji Kao, Nianzhi Jiao, and Yao Zhang
Biogeosciences, 15, 5169-5187, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-5169-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-5169-2018, 2018
Cited articles
Ariathurai, R. and Krone, R. B.: Finite element model for cohesive sediment transport, J. Hydr. Eng. Div.-ASCE, 104, 323–328, 1976.
Atkinson, M. J. and Smith, S. V.: C : N : P ratios of benthic marine plants, Limnol. Oceanogr., 28, 568–574, 1983.
Baird, M. E.: Limits to prediction in a size-resolved pelagic ecosystem model, J. Plankton Res., 32, 1131–1146, 2010.
Baird, M. E., Ralph, P. J., Wild-Allen, K., Rizwi, F., and Steven, A. D. L.: A dynamic model of the cellular carbon to chlorophyll ratio applied to a batch culture and a continental shelf ecosystem, Limnol. Oceanogr., 58, 1215–1226, 2013.
Baird, M. E., Cherukuru, N., Jones, E., Margvelashvili, N., Mongin, M., Oubelkheir, K., Ralph, P. J., Rizwi, F., Robson, B. J., Schroeder, T., Skerratt, J., Steven, A. D. L., and Wild-Allen, K. A.: Remote-sensing reflectance and true colour produced by a coupled hydrodynamic, optical, sediment, biogeochemical model of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia: comparison with satellite data, Env. Model. Softw., 78, 79–96, 2016a.
Publications Copernicus
Short summary
Marine biogeochemical models are often used to understand water quality, nutrient and blue-carbon dynamics at scales that range from estuaries and bays, through to the global ocean. We introduce a new methodology allowing for the assimilation of observed remote sensing reflectances, avoiding the need to use empirically derived chlorophyll-a concentrations. This method opens up the possibility to assimilate of reflectances from a variety of missions and potentially non-satellite platforms.
Marine biogeochemical models are often used to understand water quality, nutrient and...