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Sensors 2008, 8(2), 860-876; doi:10.3390/s8020860

Ocean Color Inferred from Radiometers on Low-Flying Aircraft

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Received: 16 November 2007 / Accepted: 5 February 2008 / Published: 8 February 2008
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ocean Remote Sensing)
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The color of sunlight reflected from the ocean to orbiting visible radiometers hasprovided a great deal of information about the global ocean, after suitable corrections aremade for atmospheric effects. Similar ocean-color measurements can be made from a lowflyingaircraft to get higher spatial resolution and to obtain measurements under clouds.A different set of corrections is required in this case, and we describe algorithms to correctfor clouds and sea-surface effects. An example is presented and errors in the correctionsdiscussed.
Keywords: ocean color; remote sensing; atmospheric correction; ocean optics ocean color; remote sensing; atmospheric correction; ocean optics
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Churnside, J.H.; Wilson, J.J. Ocean Color Inferred from Radiometers on Low-Flying Aircraft. Sensors 2008, 8, 860-876.

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