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Seasonal behavior of the ocean color and its correlation with the physical environment in the West Indian Ocean
Author(s): Giovanni Laneve; Francesco Longo; Carlo Ulivieri; Marco M. Castronuovo
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Paper Abstract

The paper is devoted to study the seasonal behavior of the sea surface pigments concentration in the area of the West Indian Ocean. The analysis is based on the SeaWiFS images acquired at the Broglio Space Centre (BSC, Kenya coast, 40° E, 3° S) since June 2000. The L-band system used for acquiring SeaWiFS images is also used for the acquisition of NOAA images that allow the estimate of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) and the retrieval of other physical parameters (ATOVS) useful for a better understanding of the phytoplankton cycles. SST estimate from AVHRR data is based on an algorithm developed at CRPSM. Information on atmosphere conditions in the region of interest are obtained from ATOVS data using a processing scheme of the AAPP-ICI tool adapted to the Malindi station. The accuracy of these data is checked and improved using “in situ” periodic balloon-based atmospheric profiles. The combination of ocean color data from SeaWIFS with the oceanographic satellite-derived available data allows a better description of the phytoplankton cycle and, possibly of the ocean productivity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4880, Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2002, (14 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.462395
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Giovanni Laneve, Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
Francesco Longo, Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
Carlo Ulivieri, Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
Marco M. Castronuovo, Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4880:
Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2002
Charles R. Bostater; Rosalia Santoleri, Editor(s)

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