First algorithm for chlorophyll-a retrieval from MODIS-Terra imagery of Sun-induced fluorescence in the Southern Ocean

Luca Fiorani, Igor G. Okladnikov, Antonio Palucci

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Abstract

The measurements of in situ samplers, the ENEA Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) Fluorosensor (ELF) and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on-board the Terra satellite (MODIS-Terra), carried out in the Southern Ocean during the Austral summer 2002-2003, were used to provide the first algorithm for chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) retrieval from MODIS-Terra imagery of Sun-induced fluorescence in the Southern Ocean. The results of the algorithm indicate that the standard MODIS-Terra algorithm underestimated Chl-a. The discrepancy (20%) is below the expected error of MODIS (35%).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3615 - 3622
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Joural of Remote Sensing
Volume27
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

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