Title: Intra-annual variations of biases in remote sensing primary ocean color products at a coastal site
Authors: ZIBORDI GiuseppeMELIN FredericBERTHON Jean-Francois
Citation: REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT vol. 124 no. September 2012 p. 627-636
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC68315
ISSN: 0034-4257
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425712002520
DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2012.06.016
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The assessment of uncertainties and biases affecting remote sensing products is a pre-condition for an effective exploitation of these data in climate studies. Within such a context, this work presents and discusses the intra-annual variations of biases in primary satellite ocean color products (i.e., normalized water-leaving radiance and aerosol optical thickness) at a coastal site in the northern Adriatic Sea for the period 2002–2010. The analysis is performed using in situ data from the Ocean Color component of the Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET-OC) and satellite data products from the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS-A and MODIS-T) onboard the Aqua and Terra platforms. Results indicate biases in the normalized water leaving radiance significantly increasing with the sun zenith angle and, to a lesser extent, also affected by variations in chlorophyll concentration and aerosol optical thickness.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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