Special Issue "Diurnal to Decadal Observation of the Ocean with Geostationary Satellite Sensors"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Ocean Remote Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Youngje Park
Guest Editor
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Busan, Republic of Korea
Interests: ocean color; algorithms; validation; geostationary satellite; ocean optics
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Dr. SeungHyun Son
Guest Editor
NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research, College Park, MD, United States
Colorado State University, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Interests: remote sensing; ocean color; bio-optical algorithms; water quality; phytoplankton productivity; human/climate-induced changes in marine ecosystem
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The first geostationary ocean color satellite sensor, Geostationary Ocean Color Imager (GOCI), onboard the Korean Communication, Ocean, and Meteorological Satellite (COMS), has been providing hourly measurements (eight times per day during the day time) of ocean color with a relatively high spatial resolution at 500 m. GOCI imageries have been widely used to study biological/biogeochemical processes and water quality properties in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean, particularly, diurnal changes in coastal ocean waters, and have showed the great potential of geostationary ocean color sensors to understand short-term variabilities. GOCI-derived products, including floating macroalgae, aerosol optical properties, and marine fog, are valuable for early warning with respect to marine and atmospheric issues. The operation of GOCI observations now provides 10 years of ocean color products to investigate decadal changes in coastal and ocean environments.

The next Korean geostationary ocean color sensor (GOCI-II) with more bands (13 bands from UV to NIR) and higher spatial resolution (250 m at nadir) launched in February 2020. GOCI-II will continue to provide short-term to decadal monitoring in the marine ecosystems of the marginal seas of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. Moreover, recent advancements in meteorological imagers, such as Advance Himawari Imager onboard the Himawary-8 and -9 satellites and Advanced Meteorological Imager onboard Geo-KOMSAT-2A, provide three visible bands in addition to infrared bands, which will open new opportunities to study fast varying processes in coastal and in-land waters.

For this Special Issue, we encourage authors to contribute papers on all ocean color applications with GOCI and other geostationary satellite sensors, including diurnal to decadal variabilities in water quality, phytoplankton productivity, biological/biogeochemical properties, and fisheries in the marine and coastal ecosystem. We also welcome papers on all relevant subjects, such as sensor calibration, atmospheric correction, validation/evaluation of the oceanic color products, and development of optical/biogeochemical algorithms.

Dr. Youngje Park
Dr. SeungHyun Son
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • GOCI
  • Geostationary satellite
  • Remote sensing
  • Ocean color
  • Diurnal changes
  • Decadal changes
  • Marine ecosystem
  • Phytoplankton productivity
  • Water quality
  • Validation/evaluation

Published Papers

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