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  • Vol. 49, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2010
  • pp: 798–810

Vicarious calibration of satellite ocean color sensors at two coastal sites

Frédéric Mélin and Giuseppe Zibordi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 5, pp. 798-810 (2010)

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Regionally specific vicarious calibration coefficients for ocean color sensors have been computed for the visible bands using the normalized water leaving radiance L w n collected at sites in the northern Adriatic Sea and Baltic Proper. These coefficients are consistent with those found in oligotrophic waters for the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) . The extension of the vicarious calibration process to the near-infrared is investigated by taking advantage of the field data of aerosol optical thickness coincident with L w n . Results further confirm the importance of accurately modeling and identifying the aerosol components in atmospheric correction schemes.

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

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: October 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 9, 2010
Published: February 2, 2010

Frédéric Mélin and Giuseppe Zibordi, "Vicarious calibration of satellite ocean color sensors at two coastal sites," Appl. Opt. 49, 798-810 (2010)

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