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Assessment of optical characteristics of atmosphere and ocean by data from satellite ocean color sensors
Author(s): Oleg Victorovic Kopelevich; Vladimir I. Burenkov; Svetlana Ershova; Sergey V. Sheberstov; Marina A. Evdoshenko
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Paper Abstract

At present there are half a score of satellite ocean color sensors being in operation or prepared for launch; they offer strong possibilities of providing data on spatial and temporal variability of various characteristics of atmosphere and ocean, primarily of the optical ones. As of now, data from the satellite scanner SeaWiFS (Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor) are in most common use; they have been available since September 1997. The possibilities and problems of retrieval of optical characteristics of atmospheric aerosol, cloudiness, and sea water from SeaWiFS data are considered. The algorithms developed in the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology Russian Academy of Sciences are presented as well as some results of their validation by data of field measurements. The examples of spatial distributions and seasonal changeability of aerosol optical thickness and seawater optical characteristics derived from SeaWiFS data are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4678, Eighth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, (28 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.458458
Show Author Affiliations
Oleg Victorovic Kopelevich, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (Russia)
Vladimir I. Burenkov, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (Russia)
Svetlana Ershova, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (Russia)
Sergey V. Sheberstov, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (Russia)
Marina A. Evdoshenko, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4678:
Eighth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics

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