5 November 2003 ADEOS-II/GLI ocean-color atmospheric correction: early phase result
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The paper presents initial results of atmospherically corrected ocean color data from the Global Imager (GLI), a moderate resolution spectrometer launched in December 2002 aboard ADEOS-II satellite. The standard GLI atmospheric correction algorithm, which includes an iterative procedure based on in-water optical modeling is first described, followed by brief description of standard in-water algorithms for output geophysical parameters. Ship/buoy-observed and satellite-derived marine reflectances, or normalized water-leaving radiance, are then compared, under vicarious calibration correction factors based on global GLI-SeaWiFS data comparison. The results, over 15 water-leaving radiance match-up data collected mostly off California and off Baja California, show standard errors in GLI estimate of 0.1 to 0.36 μW/cm2/nm/sr for 412, 443, 490, and 565 nm bands, with improved standard errors of 0.09 to 0.14 μW/cm2/nm/sr if in situ data set is limited to those obtained by in-water radiance measurement. Under provisional de-striping procedure, satellite-derived chlorophyll a estimates compares well with 35 ship-measured data collected off California within one day difference from the satellite observation, showing standard error factor of 1.73 (+73% or -43% error).
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Hajime Fukushima, Mitsuhiro Toratani, Akihiko Tanaka, Wen-Zhong Chen, Hiroshi Murakami, Robert J. Frouin, B. Greg Mitchell, Mati Kahru, "ADEOS-II/GLI ocean-color atmospheric correction: early phase result", Proc. SPIE 5155, Ocean Remote Sensing and Imaging II, (5 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.509828; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.509828
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