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This article discusses the application of water optical molecules to the interpretation of satellite ocean colour data in relation to past and future colour sensors. Water optical molecules derived from bio-optical in-situ measurements can be represented by mathematical functions, expressing the spectral behaviour of the volume reflectance of natural waters as a function of the concentrations of suspended and dissolved matter. It is concluded that water optical models can be used efficiently for deriving retrieval algorithms for optically active materials (OAMs) using remote sensing data.

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Authors: STURM B, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: XIX Conference of Baltic Oceanographers, Sopot (PL), August 29 - September 1, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38562 ORA
Record Number: 199411528 / Last updated on: 1995-01-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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