Aglova E.A., Glukhovets D.I.
The influence of water dynamics on the spatial distribution of chlorophyll a fluorescence intensity in the surface layer of the Barents and Norwegian Seas, obtained during the 80-th cruise of the R/V “Akademik Mstislav Keldysh” using the flow-through measuring complex in August 2020, was demonstrated. The divergence of the current velocity field, calculated according to reanalysis data, was chosen as a parameter describing the dynamics of water masses. The application of the current sliding correlations method allowed us to identify areas of the track with positive and negative correlations between the values of divergence and chlorophyll a fluorescence intensity. It is shown that a positive correlation is formed as a result of the vertical movement of the water surface layer, a negative one — may be a consequence of the water masses advection and the daily changes of the values of photosynthetically active radiation. The part of obtained results is confirmed by satellite data on the spatial distribution of chlorophyll a concentration.