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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2007
  • pp: 3856–3869

Optically based technique for producing merged spectra of water-leaving radiances from ocean color remote sensing

Frédéric Mélin and Giuseppe Zibordi  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 18, pp. 3856-3869 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.003856


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Abstract

An optically based technique is presented that produces merged spectra of normalized water-leaving radiances L W N by combining spectral data provided by independent satellite ocean color missions. The assessment of the merging technique is based on a four-year field data series collected by an autonomous above-water radiometer located on the Acqua Alta Oceanographic Tower in the Adriatic Sea. The uncertainties associated with the merged L W N obtained from the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer are consistent with the validation statistics of the individual sensor products. The merging including the third mission Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer is also addressed for a reduced ensemble of matchups.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing

History
Original Manuscript: October 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 19, 2007
Published: May 31, 2007

Virtual Issues
Vol. 2, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Frédéric Mélin and Giuseppe Zibordi, "Optically based technique for producing merged spectra of water-leaving radiances from ocean color remote sensing," Appl. Opt. 46, 3856-3869 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-18-3856


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