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SIMBIOS program in support of ocean color missions: 1997-2003
Author(s): Giulietta S. Fargion; Bryan A. Franz; Ewa J. Kwiatkowska; Christophe M. Pietras; Sean W. Bailey; Joel Gales; Gerhard Meister; Kirk D. Knobelspiesse; Jeremy Werdell; Charles R McClain
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Paper Abstract

The NASA Sensor Intercomparison and Merger for Biological and Interdisciplinary Oceanic Studies (SIMBIOS) Program had a worldwide, ongoing ocean color data collection program, as well as an operational data processing and analysis capability. SIMBIOS data collection takes place via the SIMBIOS Science Team. In addition, SIMBIOS had a calibration and product validation component (Project Office). The primary purpose of these calibration and product validation activities were to (1) reduce measurement error by identifying and characterizing true error sources, such as real changes in the satellite sensor or problems in the atmospheric correction algorithm, in order to differentiate these errors from natural variability in the marine light field; and (2) evaluate the various bio-optical and atmospheric correction algorithms being used by different ocean color missions. For each sensor, the SIMBIOS Project reviews the sensor design and processing algorithms being used by the particular ocean color project, compares the algorithms with alternate methods when possible, and provides the results to the appropriate project office.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 November 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5155, Ocean Remote Sensing and Imaging II, (5 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.504769
Show Author Affiliations
Giulietta S. Fargion, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Bryan A. Franz, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Ewa J. Kwiatkowska, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Christophe M. Pietras, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Sean W. Bailey, FutureTech Corp. (United States)
Joel Gales, FutureTech Corp. (United States)
Gerhard Meister, FutureTech Corp. (United States)
Kirk D. Knobelspiesse, Science Systems and Applications Inc. (United States)
Jeremy Werdell, Science Systems and Applications Inc. (United States)
Charles R McClain, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5155:
Ocean Remote Sensing and Imaging II
Robert J. Frouin; Gary D. Gilbert; Delu Pan, Editor(s)

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