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A chlorophyll-retrieval algorithm for satellite imagery (Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) of inland and coastal waters
Gons, H.J.; Rijkeboer, M.; Ruddick, K.G. (2002). A chlorophyll-retrieval algorithm for satellite imagery (Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) of inland and coastal waters. J. Plankton Res. 24(9): 947-951. dx.doi.org/10.1093/plankt/24.9.947
In: Journal of Plankton Research. Oxford University Press: New York,. ISSN 0142-7873, more
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  • Gons, H.J.
  • Rijkeboer, M.
  • Ruddick, K.G., more

Abstract
    A chlorophyll (Chl) a retrieval algorithm, originally developed for spectral subsurface irradiance reflectance determined from above-water shipboard measurements, was adapted for use with satellite imagery to be acquired by the MERIS (Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) instrument. This MERIS algorithm was calibrated for Chl a concentrations in the range 3-185 mg m-3 using spectral reflectance calculated from shipboard measurements on the IJssel Lagoon (The Netherlands). Next, the algorithm was validated for various inland and coastal waters covering this concentration range. Despite the lower spectral resolution of MERIS as compared to the shipboard spectroradiometer, the standard error of estimate is expected to be similar, i.e. similar to 9 mg m-3 of Chl a in mesotrophic and eutrophic lakes, rivers, estuaries and coastal waters.

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