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Diurnal variability of suspended matter from the SEVIRI geostationary sensor
Neukermans, G.; Forster, R.; Greenwood, N.; Ruddick, K. (2010). Diurnal variability of suspended matter from the SEVIRI geostationary sensor. MUMM: Brussel. 1 poster pp.

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Document type: Poster

Keywords
    Diurnal variations; Suspended particulate matter; ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [gazetteer]; Marine

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  • BELCOLOUR-2 : Optical remote sensing of marine, coastal and inland waters, more

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  • Neukermans, G., more
  • Forster, R., more
  • Greenwood, N.
  • Ruddick, K., more

Abstract
    The concentration of Total Suspended Matter (TSM) in shallow coastal waters is known to vary by over a factor two at short timescales (<3h) because of horizontal advection and/or vertical resuspension forced by tides or winds. Ocean Colour sensors on board polar-orbiting platforms typically provide only 1or 2 images per day. A significant increase in temporal resolution of satellite-derived TSM data becomes possible from geostationary satellites. Mapping TSM from the SEVIRI sensor on board the geostationary METEOSAT platform has recently shown to be feasible in turbid waters of the Southern North Sea ([1]), every 15’ at a spatial resolution of 3kmx6.5km (at 52°N). The present study investigates the improvement of the spatial resolution of the TSM products, the diurnal variability of TSM in the Southern North Sea, correlations with hydrodynamical parameters and validation with TSM data obtained from moored buoys.

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