A Consumer’s Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean.
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Mouw, Colleen B.
Hardman-Mountford, Nick J.
Brewin, Robert J. W.
Ciotti, Aurea M.
Kostadinov, Tihomir S.
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Phytoplankton are composed of diverse taxonomical groups, which are manifested as distinct morphology, size, and pigment composition. These characteristics, modulated by their physiological state, impact their light absorption and scattering, allowing them to be detected with ocean color satellite radiometry. There is a growing volume of literature describing satellite algorithms to retrieve information on phytoplankton composition in the ocean. This synthesis provides a review of current methods and a simplified comparison of approaches. The aimis to provide an easily comprehensible resource for non-algorithm developers, who desire to use these products, thereby raising the level of awareness and use of these products and reducing the boundary of expert knowledge needed to make a pragmatic selection of output products with confidence. The satellite input and output products, their associated validation metrics, as well as assumptions, strengths, and limitations of the vario.....
JournalFrontiers in Marine Science
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.A
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Phytoplankton biomass and diversity
Maturity LevelTRL 8 Actual system completed and "mission qualified" through test and demonstration in an operational environment (ground or space)
Best Practice TypeManual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
CitationMouw, C.B.; Hardman-Mountford, N,J.; Alvain, S. et al (2017) A Consumer’s Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4:41, 19pp. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00041
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