Analysis of long time series of ADCP backscatter data in the Ligurian Sea to investigate the zooplankton variability

Elisabetta Schiano, Sara Pensieri, Roberto Bozzano, Paola Picco

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Abstract

Three years of 300 kHz Acoustic Current Doppler Profiler ancillary data collected in the Central Ligurian Sea are analyzed to investigate the zooplankton diel vertical migration in the upper thermocline. After a pre-processing aimed at avoiding the slant range attenuation, hourly volume backscattering strength time series were obtained. Despite the lack of concurrent net samples collection, different migration patterns were identified and their seasonal variability examined by means of time-frequency analysis. Relationships with environmental conditions and lunar phase were also evidenced. © 2013 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventOCEANS 2013 MTS/IEEE Bergen: The Challenges of the Northern Dimension - , Norway
Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …

Conference

ConferenceOCEANS 2013 MTS/IEEE Bergen: The Challenges of the Northern Dimension
CountryNorway
Period1/1/13 → …

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Schiano, E., Pensieri, S., Bozzano, R., & Picco, P. (2013). Analysis of long time series of ADCP backscatter data in the Ligurian Sea to investigate the zooplankton variability. Paper presented at OCEANS 2013 MTS/IEEE Bergen: The Challenges of the Northern Dimension, Norway. https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANS-Bergen.2013.6608040