Gerhard Meister

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The polarization correction for the Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments on the Terra and Aqua satellites is described. The focus is on the prelaunch polarization characterization and on the derivation of polarization correction coefficients for the processing of ocean color data. The effect of the polarization correction is(More)
The NASA ocean color products of SeaWiFS and MODIS Aqua have been reprocessed in 2009 and 2010, respectively. This paper describes the changes to the calibration approach for MODIS Aqua. Due to a significant downward trend in the operational MODIS Aqua water-leaving radiances at 412nm, the previous calibration approach was no longer sufficient. The new(More)
—Ocean color products such as, e.g., chlorophyll-a concentration , can be derived from the top-of-atmosphere radiances measured by imaging sensors on earth-orbiting satellites. There are currently three National Aeronautics and Space Administration sensors in orbit capable of providing ocean color products. One of these sensors is the Moderate Resolution(More)
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