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Monitoring bio-optical processes using NPP-VIIRS and MODIS-Aqua ocean color products
Author(s): Robert Arnone; Sherwin Ladner; Giulietta Fargion; Paul Martinolich; Ryan Vandermeulen; Jennifer Bowers; Adam Lawson
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Paper Abstract

Same day ocean color products from the S-NPP and MODIS provide for a new capability to monitor changes in the bio-optical processes occurring in coastal waters. The combined use of multiple looks per day from several sensors can be used to follow the water mass changes of bio-optical properties. Observing the dynamic changes in coastal waters in response to tides, re-suspension and river plume dispersion, requires sequential ocean products per day to resolve bio-optical processes. We examine how these changes in bio-optical properties can be monitored using the NPP and MODIS ocean color products. Additionally, when linked to ocean circulation, we examine the changes resulting from current advection compared to bio-optical processes. The inter-comparison of NPP and MODIS ocean products are in agreement so that diurnal changes surface bio-optical processes can be characterized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8724, Ocean Sensing and Monitoring V, 87240Q (3 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2018180
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Arnone, The Univ. of Southern Mississippi (United States)
Sherwin Ladner, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Giulietta Fargion, San Diego State Univ. (United States)
Paul Martinolich, QinetiQ North America (United States)
Ryan Vandermeulen, The Univ. of Southern Mississippi (United States)
Jennifer Bowers, QinetiQ North America (United States)
Adam Lawson, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8724:
Ocean Sensing and Monitoring V
Weilin W. Hou; Robert A. Arnone, Editor(s)

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