Articles | Volume 365
02 Mar 2015
 | 02 Mar 2015

Suspended particulate matter in the White Sea: the results of long-term interdisciplinary research

M. Kravchishina, A. Klyuvitkin, A. Filippov, A. Novigatsky, N. Politova, V. Shevchenko, and A. Lisitzin

Keywords: Suspended particulate matter, chlorophyll a, Arctic, White Sea, Russia, remote sensing, grain size, organic matter

Abstract. The spatial and temporal variations in SPM concentration in the White Sea, Russia, are directly (mineral particles from the water basin) or indirectly ("blossom" of diatoms due to supply of nutrients) caused by river runoff. Interannual variations in SPM concentration for the White Sea are low and do not exceed 18% (2003–2010); hence, they are statistically insignificant.