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Chlorophyll pigment distribution in Norwegian coastal waters observed with optical remote sensing
Author(s): Cathrine Myrmehl
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Paper Abstract

In this study, Coastal Zone Color Scanner data have been used to study the distribution of Chlorophyll-(alpha) in Norwegian Coastal Waters. The images have been processed, and an atmospheric correction algorithm has been evaluated with in situ measurements of chlorophyll-(alpha) . In order to do the evaluation, it was necessary to calculate the total amount of Chlorophyll- (alpha) in the water-column. These calculations were partly based on in situ measurements. Attempts have also been made to recognize various physical phenomena in the Norwegian Coastal Waters. Documented in situ upwelling could not be seen, neither could eddy features, associated with the Norwegian Coastal Current. Fronts off the western coast of Norway and higher pigment signal in the North Sea, due to continental runoff and bottom entrainment, appear in the CZCS images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2048, Underwater Light Measurements, (10 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165509
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Cathrine Myrmehl, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Ctr. and Univ. of Bergen (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2048:
Underwater Light Measurements
Hans-Christian Eilertsen, Editor(s)

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