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MERIS water product validation in Belgian waters

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Reference no: PX/8/EO/08
Acronym: BELMER
Period: January 2006 till October 2008
Status: Completed

Institutes (3)  Top 
  • Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Departement Beheer van het Mariene Ecosysteem; Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium; Brussel (KBIN-BMM), more
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles; École Interfacultaire de Bioingénieurs; Laboratoire d'Écologie des Systèmes Aquatiques (ESA), more
  • Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), more, sponsor

The objective of the BELMER project is to validate the MERIS water products for Belgian coastal waters and neighbouring French, UK and Dutch waters, providing a quantitative statement of product accuracy and recommendations for improvements in the scientific algorithms, where appropriate. In particular the problems reported by the MERIS validation and user communities of turbid water atmospheric correction, case 2 water chlorophyll retrieval, adjacency effects (straylight), moderate sunglint, spatio-temporal variability of specific inherent optical properties and bottom reflectance will be addressed.

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Field of research:

Earth Observation

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