Mediterranean and Black Seas: Marine Productivity Hotspots (MPH) 1998-2002

Colors describe areas of anomalies in simultaneous above-average sea surface chlorophyll concentration (Chl-a, SeaWiFS)
and below-average sea surface temperature distribution (SST, AVHRR). Animated image shows the spatiotemporal distribution
of well-known upwelling regions (e.g., several gyres and eddies, upwelling offshore Gulf of Lions and along the Minor Asia coast,
Atlantic and Black Sea input, etc) along the Mediterranean and Black Sea basins. Graph shows the mean monthly levels of Chl-a and SST.