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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 20 — Sep. 27, 2010
  • pp: 20949–20959

Effect of inherent optical properties variability on the chlorophyll retrieval from ocean color remote sensing: an in situ approach

Loisel Hubert, Bertrand Lubac, David Dessailly, Lucile Duforet-Gaurier, and Vincent Vantrepotte  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 20, pp. 20949-20959 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.020949


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Abstract

The impact of the inherent optical properties (IOP) variability on the chlorophyll, Chl, retrieval from ocean color remote sensing algorithms is analyzed from an in situ data set covering a large dynamic range. The effect of the variability of the specific phytoplankton absorption coefficient, aphy/Chl, specific particulate backscattering coefficient, bbp/Chl, and colored detrital matter absorption to non-water absorption ratio, acdm/anw, on the performance of standard operational algorithms is examined. This study confirms that empirical algorithms are highly dependent on the specifics IOP values (especially bbp/Chl and acdm/anw): Chl is over-estimated in waters with specific IOP values higher than averaged values, and vice versa. These results clearly indicate the necessity to account for the influence of the specific IOP variability in Chl retrieval algorithms.

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OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(280.4991) Remote sensing and sensors : Passive remote sensing
(010.1030) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Absorption
(010.1350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Backscattering
(010.1690) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Color

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing

History
Original Manuscript: August 3, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2010
Published: September 17, 2010

Virtual Issues
Vol. 5, Iss. 14 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Hubert Loisel, Bertrand Lubac, David Dessailly, Lucile Duforet-Gaurier, and Vincent Vantrepotte, "Effect of inherent optical properties variability on the chlorophyll retrieval from ocean color remote sensing: an in situ approach," Opt. Express 18, 20949-20959 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-20-20949


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