Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Phytoplankton"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2013).
Interests: ecological modeling and remote sensing; satellite oceanography; phytoplankton ecology and harmful algal blooms
The advent of ocean color sensors introduced a new understanding of the dynamics inherent to phytoplankton biomass and productivity in both marine and freshwater systems. Remote sensing provides the only reasonable way to synoptically map aquatic systems, and through the development of Climate Data Records provides a long-term perspective on changes driven by basin-scale and global trends. The next generation of sensors provide improved spatial and spectral resolution, enabling the scientific community to move beyond simple indices of biomass to produce novel algorithms for phytoplankton functional types, colored dissolved material, particle composition, and other relevant optical properties. This special issue will draw from ongoing studies focused on remote observation of phytoplankton and related parameters in aquatic systems, from local to global scales.
Dr. Raphael M. Kudela
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- ocean remote sensing
- remote sensing of lakes and reservoirs
- phytoplankton Functional Types (PFT)
- phytoplankton biomass and productivity
- water color
- optical properties of aquatic environments
- phytoplankton biogeochemistry
- climate change