26 October 1994 Variation of optical properties in the Baltic Sea and algorithms for the application of remote sensing data
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Proceedings Volume 2258, Ocean Optics XII; (1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190043
Event: Ocean Optics XII, 1994, Bergen, Norway
Abstract
The variation of optical properties of water was studied in the open Baltic Sea and in coastal waters of the Pomeranian Bight for more than ten years. The optical properties in the open Baltic Sea are strongly influenced by plankton blooms with typical phytoplankton compositions. This led to significant seasonal variations in spectral reflectances. In coastal waters of the Pomeranian Bight, the origin of the water masses and the dwell period of the river water in different lagoon-like areas and bays determine the composition of the water constituents and their optical properties. Strong temporal and spatial variations in spectral reflectance, the spectral absorption of phytoplankton pigments, detritus and yellow substances were found within an area of 50 km2. The data set was used to develop ground truth algorithms to determine water constituents of Baltic Sea water from satellite data using CZCS, SeaWiFS, and MERIS.
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Herbert Siegel, Monika Gerth, Marko Beckert, "Variation of optical properties in the Baltic Sea and algorithms for the application of remote sensing data", Proc. SPIE 2258, Ocean Optics XII, (26 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190043; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.190043
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Absorption

Water

Reflectivity

Optical properties

Ocean optics

Scattering

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