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Atlas of Chlorophyll-a concentration for the North Sea based on MERIS imagery of 2003
Peters, S.W.M.; Eleveld, M.; Pasterkamp, R.; van der Woerd, H.; Devolder, M.; Jans, S.; Park, Y.; Ruddick, K.; Block, T.; Brockmann, C.; Doerffer, R.; Krasemann, H.; Röttgers, R.; Schönfeld, W.; Jørgensen, P.V.; Tilstone, G.; Martinez-Vicente, V.; Moore, G.; Sørensen, K.; Høkedal, J.; Johnsen, T.M.; Lømsland, E.R.; Aas, E. (2005). Atlas of Chlorophyll-a concentration for the North Sea based on MERIS imagery of 2003. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: Amsterdam. 121 pp.

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  • Peters, S.W.M.
  • Eleveld, M.
  • Pasterkamp, R.
  • van der Woerd, H.
  • Devolder, M.
  • Jans, S.
  • Park, Y., more
  • Ruddick, K.
  • Block, T.
  • Brockmann, C., more
  • Doerffer, R.
  • Krasemann, H.
  • Röttgers, R.
  • Schönfeld, W.
  • Jørgensen, P.V.
  • Tilstone, G.
  • Martinez-Vicente, V., more
  • Moore, G.
  • Sørensen, K.
  • Høkedal, J.
  • Johnsen, T.M.
  • Lømsland, E.R.
  • Aas, E.

Abstract
    This atlas of the North Sea contains maps of Chlorophyll-a concentrations based onremote sensing images. Chlorophyll-a is one of the main photosynthetic pigments inphytoplankton and can be used to assess the degree of eutrophication of the water.The concentration of Chlorophyll-a is derived from the sea surface, at about the firstattenuation depth, which is between 2 to 15 meters, depending on the turbidity of thewater.All maps are derived from the water leaving radiance reflectance spectra of theMedium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS), after atmospheric correction.MERIS is operated on board the Earth Observation Satellite ENVISAT of theEuropean Space Agency ESA.

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