A new bio-optical algorithm for the remote sensing of algal blooms in complex ocean waters

  title={A new bio-optical algorithm for the remote sensing of algal blooms in complex ocean waters},
  author={Palanisamy Shanmugam},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  • P. Shanmugam
  • Published 1 April 2011
  • Environmental Science, Mathematics
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
[1] A new bio-optical algorithm has been developed to provide accurate assessments of chlorophyll a (Chl a) concentration for detection and mapping of algal blooms from satellite data in optically complex waters, where the presence of suspended sediments and dissolved substances can interfere with phytoplankton signal and thus confound conventional band ratio algorithms. A global data set of concurrent measurements of pigment concentration and radiometric reflectance was compiled and used to… 

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