Vol. 15, issue 12, article # 15

Zavoruev V. V. Fluorescent and bioluminescent fields in surface waters of the Pacific Ocean. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2002. V. 15. No. 12. P. 1035-1038. PDF
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Bioluminescence and fluorescence fields in surface waters of the Pacific Ocean have been investigated, along with simultaneous measurements of water temperature. As the temperature rose, bioluminescence increased and fluorescence decreased in 85% cases. As the temperature decreased, fluorescence increased. It is important that the change in luminescence either preceded a temperature front or succeeded it. The scales of inhomogeneities in phytoplankton fluorescence were 30-60 km, and the fluorescence peaks exceeded, on the average, the background level by approximately 35%. Inhomogeneities of the bioluminescence field achieved 100 km and exceeded the background by ten and more times