publication . Article . 2002

The calibration and validation of SeaWiFS data

Stanford B. Hooker; Charles R. McClain;
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  • Published: 26 Jul 2002
Abstract The Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) is the successor ocean color imaging system to the Nimbus-7 Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS). The SeaWiFS calibration and validation effort includes spacecraft, atmospheric, sea surface, subsurface (or in situ), plus laboratory and data analysis components which require pre- and postlaunch activities. The most important goals of this effort are to produce water-leaving radiances with an uncertainty of 5% in clear-water regions and chlorophyll a concentrations within ±35% over the range of 0.05–50 mg m−3. The first objective requires field instruments with a calibration and measurement capability on th...
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free text keywords: Atmospheric correction, Ocean color, Radiometer, Marine Optical Buoy, Radiance, Remote sensing, Calibration, Environmental science, Coastal Zone Color Scanner, SeaWiFS, Meteorology
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