An evaluation of the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (SNPP)-VIIRS ocean color products was performed in coastal waters using the time series data obtained from the Northern Gulf of Mexico AERONET-OC site, WaveCIS. The coastal site provides different water types with varying complexity of CDOM, sedimentary, and chlorophyll components. Time series data sets were used to develop a vicarious gain adjustment (VGA) at this site, which provides a regional top of the atmospheric (TOA) spectral offset to compare the standard MOBY spectral calibration gain in open ocean waters.
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Jennifer Bowers, Robert Arnone, Sherwin Ladner, Giulietta S. Fargion, Adam Lawson, Paul Martinolich, Ryan Vandermeulen, "Regional vicarious gain adjustment for coastal VIIRS products," Proc. SPIE 9111, Ocean Sensing and Monitoring VI, 911114 (23 May 2014);