Earth Observations in Support of Global Water Quality.
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Declining coastal, estuarine and inland water quality has become a global issue of significant concern as anthropogenic activities expand and climate change threatens to cause major alterations to the hydrological cycle. The measurement of water quality variables via radiometric measurements of the water’s optical properties has grown rapidly over recent years. Improvements in algorithms and product development, sensor technology and maturity, and data accessibility and provision have led to demonstrated confidence in remotely-sensed data with potential applications to water resources management. Management agencies, however, have been slow to embrace satellite-derived measurements to date even though important parameters such as chlorophyll-a, c-phycocyanin, suspended solids, coloured dissolved organic matter, light attenuation, Secchi Disk transparency and turbidity have been quantified with required accuracies using remotely-sensed data. An IOCCG working group on "Earth Observation.....
PublisherInternational Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG)
Dartmouth, NS, Canada
Series;NrReports of the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG);17
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)ocean colour
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
CitationIOCCG (2018) Earth Observations in Support of Global Water Quality Monitoring. (eds. Greb, S., Dekker, A. and Binding, C.) Dartmouth, NS, Canada, International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG), 125pp. (Reports of the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group, No. 17). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-113
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