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An algorithm using AVHRR data has been set up for the detection of a white tide consisting of algae secretion (mucilage), an event occurring in the Adriatic Sea under particular meteorological conditions. The algorithm, which includes an ad hoc procedure for cloud masking, has been tested with reference to the mucilage map obtained from the analysis of contemporary Thematic Mapper data, as well as by comparing consecutive AVHRR scenes. The main features of the exceptional mucilage phenomenon that took place in the northern basin of the Adriatic Sea in summer 1989 are shown by a time series of maps.

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Authors: TASSAN S, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 45 (1993) pp. 29-42
Record Number: 199311445 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en