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Abstract

Different spectral signatures of coastal waters are presented and analyzed with respect to possible improvements of the CZCS algorithms. When adjusted to the prevailing oceanographic conditions, algorithms can be improved in different ways: adjustment of the coefficients in the ratio algorithms, use of the amplitude of reflectance, adjustment of the method for the aerosol correction. It is shown that the combined use of ratio and amplitude of reflectance in a sediment algorithm can be used to distinguish between offshore upwellings and turbid near coastal water. The processing of CZCS scenes illustrates the interest of ocean colour imagery in various aspects of oceanography: fundamental biology and transport of coastal pollutants.

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Authors: VIOLLIER M, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);STURM B JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 89 (1984), NO. D4, PP. 4977-4986
Record Number: 1989123054700 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en