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Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) mapping from MERIS imagery. Calibration of a regional algorithm for the Belgian coastal waters
Nechad, B.; De Cauwer, V.; Park, Y.; Ruddick, K.G. (2003). Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) mapping from MERIS imagery. Calibration of a regional algorithm for the Belgian coastal waters, in: Lacoste, H. (Ed.) (2004). Proceedings of MERIS User Workshop 10-13 November 2003 ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy. ESA Special Publications, 549: pp. 1-6
In: Lacoste, H. (Ed.) (2004). Proceedings of MERIS User Workshop 10-13 November 2003 ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy. ESA Special Publications, 549. ESA Publications Office: Noorderwijk. , more
In: ESA Special Publications. ESA Publications Office, more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Algorithms; Calibration; Imagery; Mapping; ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • BELCOLOUR - Optical remote sensing of coastal waters, more

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Abstract
    A hydro-optical algorithm based on reflectance at 555nm has been used in the past for suspended particulate matter concentrations (SPM) retrieval from SeaWiFS over the Belgian coastal (case II) waters in Southern North Sea. The extra spectral resolution of MERIS offers the possibility of improvements, though necessitates algorithm recalibration. This study presents the calibration of the hydro-optical model used to derive SPM from MERIS reflectance for Belgian coastal waters. The model is based simply on reflectance at one suitably-chosen band. Regression analysis is carried out for seaborne measurements of reflectance and SPM taken over our region of interest, to determine and calibrate the bands best suited for SPM detection. Sensitivity of the method to errors is studied.

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