Chlorophyll response to physical forcing on the Rottnest Continental Shelf

Miaoju Chen

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A multiyear (2009-2016), ocean glider dataset was used to examine linkages between chlorophyll fluorescence distribution and physical forcing over a range of temporal scales across the Rottnest continental shelf. The results showed the observed variability in chlorophyll fluorescence concentrations was related to changes in the physical forcing at daily, seasonal and interannual time scales. This forcing included the local sea breeze and storm systems, air-sea fluxes and changes to the strength of the Leeuwin Current due to El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events. It is concluded that chlorophyll variability in the region is closely related to physical forcing.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Pattiaratchi, Charitha, Supervisor
  • Ghadouani, Anas, Supervisor
  • Hanson, Christine, Supervisor
  • Clode, Peta, Supervisor
  • Imberger, Jorg, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date8 Oct 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017


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