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Abstract

A complete set of algorithms and models for the level-2 processing of the European CZCS historical data was integrated in the OCEANcode software package. The OCEANcode allows the calibration of the sensor-recorded signal taking into account the instrument sensitivity loss; the correlation of the calibrated signal for atmospheric contamination and derive subsurface reflections; and then the estimation of the concentration of water constituents. The atmospheric correction is formed on the basis of a reflectance-model-based algorithm. The Rayleigh correction is applied consistently for all water pixels, using a multiple scattering approach, and introducing atmospheric pressure and Ozone concentration data in the computation.

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Authors: STRUM B, SAI, JRC-Ispra (IT);VITTORIO B, SAI, JRC-Ispra (IT);LARKIN D, DJL Software Consultancy Ltd, Computer System Consultancy Ltd, Tecnodata Italia S.R.L;ANDERSON J H, ;TURNER M,
Bibliographic Reference: Article: International Journal of Remote Sensing, 20 (1999)7, 1219-1248
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