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SeaWiFS-2: an ocean color data continuity mission to address climate change
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Paper Abstract

Existing ocean color sensors are near or beyond the end of their mission lives and there will likely be a gap in climate quality Environmental Data Records (EDRs) until planned missions are launched. GeoEye's OrbView2 satellite with the SeaWiFS sensor has provided a 11+ year climatology of global chlorophyll a and other EDRs important for climate change and global warming studies. Upcoming sensors will not provide sufficient accuracy to provide continuity for the EDR time series and global monitoring. A 'stop-gap' mission is required, and we propose using the existing spare SeaWiFS sensor and a dedicated mission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7458, Remote Sensing System Engineering II, 745804 (12 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.828949
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M. Gregory Hammann, GeoEye, Inc. (United States)
Jeffery J. Puschell, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7458:
Remote Sensing System Engineering II
Philip E. Ardanuy; Jeffery J. Puschell, Editor(s)

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