Spatial variability in SeaWiFS imagery of the South Atlantic bight as evidenced by gradients ( fronts ) in chlorophyll a and water-leaving radiance

Ocean margin waters contain a host of dissolved and particulate materials of terrestrial and marine origin. The presence of these materials can confound the chlorophyll a (chl a) estimates retrieved by ocean-color satellites’ empirical algorithms. We apply edge detection software to chlorophyll a and water-leaving radiance (Lwn) data from 1998 seaviewing… CONTINUE READING