25 August 2008 Commercial solution for ocean color: SeaWiFS-2 rideshare with GeoEye-2
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Existing Ocean Color sensors are near or beyond the end of their mission lives and there will likely be a gap in climate quality Environmental Data Records (EDRs) until planned missions are launched. GeoEye's OrbView2 satellite with the SeaWiFS sensor has provided a 10+ year climatology of global chlorophyll and other EDRs important for climate change and global warming studies. Upcoming sensors will not provide sufficient accuracy to provide continuity for the EDR time series and global monitoring. A 'stop-gap' mission is required and we propose using the existing spare SeaWIFS sensor and a launch share with the future GeoEye-2 satellite.
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M. Gregory Hammann, Jeffery J. Puschell, Carl Schueler, "Commercial solution for ocean color: SeaWiFS-2 rideshare with GeoEye-2", Proc. SPIE 7087, Remote Sensing System Engineering, 70870Q (25 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.800772; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.800772
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