Title: Influence of precipitation events on phytoplankton biomass in coastal waters of the eastern United States.
Authors: Tae-Wook kim, Raymond G. Najjar, and Kitack Lee
Journal: GLOBAL BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES
Precipitation over the ocean surface in the vicinity of industrialized and populated coastlines can increase the ocean nitrate concentration and consequently enhance ocean primary productivity. Using satellite data and a meteorological reanalysis product, we evaluated the impact of precipitation events on the chlorophyll a concentration in coastal and offshore waters located downwind of the eastern United States.