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Abstract

The present volume comprises a series of state of the art contributions on theory, applications and future perspectives of ocean colour. After an introduction on the historical perspective of ocean colour, a number of articles are devoted to the theoretical background of the Coastal Zone Colour Scanner (CZCS), on radiative transfer and in-water optics, as well as on calibration, atmospheric correction and pigment concentration retrieval algorithms developed for the CZCS. Further, a review is given of major applications of CZCS data around the world, carried out in the past decade. The following part of the book is centred on the application of ocean colour to the assessment of marine biological information with particular regard to plankton biomass, primary productivity and the coupling of physical/biological models. The links between global oceanic production and climate dynamics are also addressed. The final section is devoted to future approaches and goals of ocean colour science, and to planned sensors and systems.

Additional information

Authors: BARALE V, JRC Ispra (IT);SCHLITTENHARDT P M (EDITORS), JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14888 EN (1993) 369 pp.
Availability: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, P.O. Box 322, 3300 AH Dordrecht (NL)
ISBN: ISBN 0-7923-1586-3
Record Number: 199310634 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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