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Validation of Terra-MODIS phytoplankton chlorophyll fluorescence line height

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dc.creator Hoge, Frank E.
dc.creator Lyon, Paul E.
dc.creator Swift, Robert N.
dc.creator Yungel, James K.
dc.creator Abbott, Mark R.
dc.creator Letelier, Ricardo M.
dc.creator Esaias, Wayne E.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-08T15:58:35Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-08T15:58:35Z
dc.date.issued 2003-05
dc.identifier.citation Frank E. Hoge, Paul E. Lyon, Robert N. Swift, James K. Yungel, Mark R. Abbott, Ricardo M. Letelier, and Wayne E. Esaias, "Validation of Terra-MODIS Phytoplankton Chlorophyll Fluorescence Line Height. I. Initial Airborne Lidar Results," Applied Optics. 42, 2767-2771 (2003) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/25941
dc.description This paper was published in Applied Optics and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/issue.cfm?volume=42&issue=15. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law. en_US
dc.description.abstract The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra spacecraft contains spectral bands that allow retrieval of solar-induced phytoplankton chlorophyll fluorescence emission radiance. Concurrent airborne laser-induced (and water-Raman normalized) phytoplankton chlorophyll fluorescence data is used to successfully validate the MODIS chlorophyll fluorescence line height (FLH) retrievals within Gulf Stream, continental slope, shelf, and coastal waters of the Middle Atlantic Bight portion of the western North Atlantic Ocean for 11 March 2002. Over the entire ~480-km flight line a correlation coefficient of r² = 0.85 results from regression of the airborne laser data against the MODIS FLH. It is also shown that the MODIS FLH product is not influenced by blue-absorbing chromophoric dissolved organic matter absorption. These regional results strongly suggest that the FLH methodology is equally valid within similar oceanic provinces of the global oceans. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The continued support and encouragement of NASA’s Earth Science Enterprise program is sincerely appreciated. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Optical Society of America en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Applied Optics en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Vol. 42 (2003) en_US
dc.title Validation of Terra-MODIS phytoplankton chlorophyll fluorescence line height en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1364/AO.42.002767


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