Special Issue "Atmospheric Correction for Remotely Sensed Ocean Color Data"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2022) | Viewed by 23245
Interests: active and passive remote sensing of ocean color; atmospheric correction; inversion techniques for the estimation of biogeochemical parameters
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The use of remote sensing has revolutionized our view of phytoplankton distribution. The first images were obtained with the NASA CZCS sensor in 1978. Since 1997, uninterrupted observations have been achieved with SeaWiFS, MERIS, VIIRS, MODIS-AQUA, and OLCI. Geostationary satellites such as GOCI have provided hourly images over the same area, allowing the monitoring of coastal waters at high temporal resolution. However, these observations from space need to be corrected from the contribution of the atmosphere and the sea–air interface. While the Rayleigh contribution can be estimated a priori from ancillary data, the same is not possible for the contribution of aerosols. This is the main challenge and is called atmospheric correction. While atmospheric correction is quite easy for open ocean waters (as the ocean can be considered totally absorbent in the near infra-red (NIR) leading to an estimation of the aerosol concentration and models in these bands), it is more challenging over coastal waters where the suspended matter provides a contribution in the NIR. It is also challenging when there is colored dissolved organic matter as it is very absorbent in the UV and blue bands. There are several ocean color spaceborne sensors now: OLCI, VIIRS, GOCI. There also exist other spaceborne sensors not dedicated to ocean color but which can provide products: MSI, OLI, and Himawari-8, among others. In the near future, new sensors will be launched. Among those, PACE will be the first hyperspectral ocean color sensor that will open new perspectives for studying marine particles. All these sensors need accurate atmospheric correction.In this Special Issue, we seek articles on:
- History of atmospheric correction;
- Evaluation of atmospheric in open ocean, coastal and inland waters;
- Development of new algorithms in open ocean, coastal and inland waters;
- Atmospheric correction for hyperspectral sensors;
- Atmospheric correction for absorbing aerosols;
- Atmospheric correction for high latitudes;
- Synergy of satellite sensors for atmospheric correction (OLCI/SLSTR, for instance);
- Any other issues related to atmospheric correction;
- Other related topics will be considered (adjacency effect).
Assoc. Prof. Cédric Jamet
Dr. Jae-Hyun Ahn
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