Abstract

The uncertainties associated with MERIS remote sensing reflectance (RRS) data derived from the SeaWiFS Data Analysis System (SeaDAS) are assessed with field observations. In agreement with the strategy applied for other sensors, a vicarious calibration is conducted using in situ data from the Marine Optical BuoY offshore Hawaii, and leads to vicarious adjustment factors departing from 1 by 0.2% to 1.6%. The three field data sets used for validation have been collected at fixed stations in the northern Adriatic Sea and the Baltic Sea, and in a variety of European waters in the Baltic, Black, Mediterranean and North Seas. Excluding Baltic waters, the mean absolute relative difference |ψ| between satellite and field data is 10–14% for the spectral interval 490–560 nm, 16–18% at 443 nm, and 24–26% at 413 nm. In the Baltic Sea, the |ψ| values are much higher for the blue bands characterized by low RRS amplitudes, but similar or lower at 560 and 665 nm. For the three validation sets, the root-mean-square differences decrease from approximately 0.0013 sr−1 at 413 nm to 0.0002 sr−1 at 665 nm, and are found similar or lower than those obtained for SeaWiFS or MODIS-Aqua. As derived from SeaDAS, the RRS records associated with these three missions thus provide a multi-mission data stream of consistent accuracy.

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2011

F. Mélin, “Comparison of SeaWiFS and MODIS time series of inherent optical properties for the Adriatic Sea,” Ocean Sci. 7, 351–361 (2011).
[CrossRef]

G. Zibordi, J.-F. Berthon, F. Mélin, and D. D’Alimonte, “Cross-site consistent in situ measurements for satellite ocean color applications: the BiOMaP radiometric dataset,” Remote Sens. Environ. 115, 2104–2115 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. Jamet, H. Loisel, C. P. Kuchinke, K. Ruddick, G. Zibordi, and H. Feng, “Comparison of three SeaWiFS atmospheric correction algorithms for turbid waters using AERONET-OC measurements,” Remote Sens. Environ. 115, 1955–1965 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010

F. Mélin and G. Zibordi, “Vicarious calibration of satellite ocean color sensors at two coastal sites,” Appl. Opt. 49, 798–810 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Cui, J. Zhang, S. Groom, L. Sun, T. Smyth, and S. Sathyendranath, “Validation of MERIS ocean-color products in the Bohai Sea: a case study for coastal waters,” Remote Sens. Environ. 114, 2326–2336 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J.-F. Berthon and G. Zibordi, “Optically black waters in the northern Baltic Sea,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 37, L09605 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Maritorena, O. Hembise Fanton d’Andon, A. Mangin, and D. A. Siegel, “Merged satellite ocean color data products using a bio-optical model: characteristics, benefits and issues,” Remote Sens. Environ. 114, 1791–1804 (2010).
[CrossRef]

G. Zibordi, B. N. Holben, F. Mélin, D. D’Alimonte, J.-F. Berthon, I. Slutsker, and D. Giles, “AERONET-OC: an overview,” Can. J. Remote Sens. 36, 488–497 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Djavidnia, F. Mélin, and N. Hoepffner, “Comparison of global ocean colour data records,” Ocean Sci. 6, 61–76 (2010).
[CrossRef]

F. Mélin, “Global distribution of the random uncertainty associated with satellite derived Chla,” IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett. 7, 220–224 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Z. Ahmad, B. A. Franz, C. R. McClain, E. J. Kwiatkowska, P. J. Werdell, E. P. Shettle, and B. N. Holben, “New aerosol models for the retrieval of aerosol optical thickness and normalized water-leaving radiances from the SeaWiFS and MODIS sensors over coastal regions and open oceans,” Appl. Opt. 49, 5545–5560 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. W. Bailey, B. A. Franz, and P. J. Werdell, “Estimation of near-infrared water-leaving reflectance for satellite ocean color data processing,” Opt. Express 18, 7521–7527 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Mélin, M. Clerici, G. Zibordi, B. N. Holben, and A. Smirnov, “Validation of SeaWiFS and MODIS aerosol products with globally distributed AERONET data,” Remote Sens. Environ. 114, 230–250 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Zibordi, J.-F. Berthon, F. Mélin, D. D’Alimonte, and S. Kaitala, “Validation of satellite ocean color primary products at optically complex coastal sites: northern Adriatic Sea, northern Baltic Proper, Gulf of Finland,” Remote Sens. Environ. 113, 2574–2591 (2009).
[CrossRef]

F. Mélin, “Merged series of normalized water leaving radiances obtained from multiple satellite missions for the Mediterranean Sea,” Adv. Space Res. 43, 423–437 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Zibordi, B. N. Holben, I. Slutsker, D. Giles, D. D’Alimonte, F. Mélin, J.-F. Berthon, D. Vandemark, H. Feng, G. Schuster, B. E. Fabbri, S. Kaitala, and J. Seppälä, “AERONET-OC: A network for the validation of ocean color primary radiometric products,” J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech. 26, 1634–1651 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008

S. W. Bailey, S. B. Hooker, D. Antoine, B. A. Franz, and P. J. Werdell, “Sources and assumptions for the vicarious calibration of ocean color satellite observations,” Appl. Opt. 47, 2035–2045 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Antoine, F. d’Ortenzio, S. B. Hooker, G. Bécu, B. Gentili, D. Tailliez, and A. J. Scott, “Assessment of uncertainty in the ocean reflectance determined by three satellite ocean color sensors (MERIS, SeaWiFS and MODIS-A) at an offshore site in the Mediterranean Sea (BOUSSOLE project),” J. Geophys. Res. 113, C07013 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. Feng, D. Vandemark, J. W. Campbell, and B. N. Holben, “Evaluation of MODIS ocean colour products at a northeast United States coast site near the Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory,” Int. J. Remote Sens. 29, 4479–4497 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. Antoine, P. Guevel, J.-F. Desté, G. Bécu, F. Louis, A. J. Scott, and P. Bardey, “The “BOUSSOLE” buoy - A new transparent-to-swell taut mooring dedicated to marine optics: design, tests, and performance at sea,” J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech. 25, 968–989 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007

F. Mélin and G. Zibordi, “An optically-based technique for producing merged spectra of water leaving radiances from ocean color,” Appl. Opt. 46, 3856–3869 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Schroeder, I. Behnert, M. Schaale, J. Fischer, and R. Doerffer, “Atmospheric correction algorithm for MERIS above case-2 waters,” Int. J. Remote Sens. 28, 1469–1486 (2007).
[CrossRef]

F. Mélin, G. Zibordi, and J.-F. Berthon, “Assessment of satellite ocean color products at a coastal site,” Remote Sens. Environ. 110, 192–215 (2007).
[CrossRef]

B. A. Franz, S .W. Bailey, P. J. Werdell, and C. R. McClain, “Sensor-independent approach to the vicarious calibration of satellite ocean color radiometry,” Appl. Opt. 46, 5068–5082 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Mélin, G. Zibordi, and S. Djavidnia, “Development and validation of a technique for merging satellite derived aerosol optical depth from SeaWiFS and MODIS,” Remote Sens. Environ. 108, 436–450 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

J. M. Sullivan, M. S. Twardowski, R. V. Zaneveld, C. M. Moore, A. H. Barnard, P. L. Donaghay, and B. Rhoades, “Hyperspectral temperature and salt dependencies of absorption by water and heavy water in the 400–750 nm spectral range,” Appl. Opt. 45, 5294–5309 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. W. Bailey and P. J. Werdell, “A multi-sensor approach for the on-orbit validation of ocean color satellite data products,” Remote Sens. Environ. 102, 12–23 (2006).
[CrossRef]

G. Zibordi, F. Mélin, and J.-F. Berthon, “Comparison of SeaWiFS, MODIS and MERIS radiometric products at a coastal site,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 33, L06617 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Mélin, M. Clerici, G. Zibordi, and B. Bulgarelli, “Aerosol variability in the Adriatic Sea from automated optical field measurements and SeaWiFS,” J. Geophys. Res. 111, D222012006.
[CrossRef]

2005

M. Wang, K. D. Knobelspiesse, and C. R. McClain, “Study of the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS) aerosol optical property data over ocean in combination with the ocean color products,” J. Geophys. Res. 110, D10S06 (2005).
[CrossRef]

F. Mélin, J.-F. Berthon, and G. Zibordi, “Assessment of apparent and inherent optical properties derived from SeaWiFS with field data,” Remote Sens. Environ. 97, 540–553 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

G. Zibordi, F. Mélin, S. B. Hooker, and B. N. Holben, “An autonomous above-water system for the validation of ocean color radiance data,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 42, 401–415 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2002

2001

2000

S. B. Hooker and C. R. McClain, “The calibration and validation of SeaWiFS data,” Prog. Oceanogr. 45, 427–465 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999

M. Rast, J. L. Bezy, and S. Bruzzi, “The ESA Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer MERIS - A review of the instrument and its mission,” Int. J. Remote Sens. 20, 1681–1702 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998

C. R. McClain, M. L. Cleave, G. C. Feldman, W. W. Gregg, S. B. Hooker, and N. Kuring, “Science quality SeaWiFS data for global biosphere research,” Sea Tech. 39, 10–16 (1998).

W. E. Esaias, M. R. Abbott, I. Barton, O. B. Brown, J. W. Campbell, K. L. Carder, D. K. Clark, R. H. Evans, F. E. Hoge, H. R. Gordon, W. M. Balch, R. Letelier, and P. J. Minnett, “An overview of MODIS capabilities for ocean science observations,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 36, 1250–1265 (1998).
[CrossRef]

B. N. Holben, T. F. Eck, I. Slutker, D. Tanré, J. P. Buis, A. Setzer, E. Vermote, J. A. Reagan, Y. J. Kaufman, T. Nakajima, F. Lavenu, I. Jankowiak, and A. Smirnov, “AERONET—a federated instrument network and data archive for aerosol characterization,” Remote Sens. Environ. 66, 1–16 (1998).
[CrossRef]

H. R. Gordon, “In-orbit calibration strategy for ocean color sensors,” Remote Sens. Environ. 63, 265–278 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997

D. K. Clark, H. R. Gordon, K. J. Voss, Y. Ge, W. Broenkow, and C. Trees, “Validation of atmospheric correction over the oceans,” J. Geophys. Res. 102(D14), 17209–17217 (1997).
[CrossRef]

R. M. Pope and E. S. Fry, “Absorption spectrum (380–700nm) of pure water, II. Integrating cavity measurements,” Appl. Opt. 36, 8710–8723 (1997).
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1994

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Ahmad, Z.

Aiken, J.

J. E. O’Reilly, S. Maritorena, D. A. Siegel, M. C. O’Brien, D. A. Toole, B. G. Mitchell, M. Kahru, F. P. Chavez, P. Strutton, G. F. Cota, S. B. Hooker, C. R. McClain, K. L. Carder, F. Mueller-Karger, L. Harding, A. Magnusson, D. Phinney, G. F. Moore, J. Aiken, K. R. Arrigo, R. Letelier, and M. Culver, “Ocean color chlorophyll a algorithms for SeaWiFS, OC2, and OC4: Version 4,” in NASA Technical Memorandum 2000–206892, S.B. Hooker and E.R. Firestone, eds., 20, 9–23, (NASA-GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland) (2000).

Antoine, D.

D. Antoine, F. d’Ortenzio, S. B. Hooker, G. Bécu, B. Gentili, D. Tailliez, and A. J. Scott, “Assessment of uncertainty in the ocean reflectance determined by three satellite ocean color sensors (MERIS, SeaWiFS and MODIS-A) at an offshore site in the Mediterranean Sea (BOUSSOLE project),” J. Geophys. Res. 113, C07013 (2008).
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A. Morel, D. Antoine, and B. Gentili, “Bidirectional reflectance of oceanic waters: accounting for Raman emission and varying particle scattering phase function,” Appl. Opt. 41, 6289–6306 (2002).
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P. Goryl, J.-P. Huot, S. Delwart, M. Bouvet, E. Kwiatkowska, P. Regner, C. Lerebourg, C. Mazeran, L. Bourg, C. Brockmann, D. Antoine, B. Franz, G. Meister, C. Kent, J. Jackson, K. Barker, S. Lavender, R. Doerffer, J. Fischer, F. Zagolski, G. Zibordi, R. Santer, D. Ramon, J. Dash, and N. Gobron, “MERIS 3rd reprocessing,” in Proc. ESA Living Planet Symposium, ESA SP-686, (Bergen, Norway, 28 June – 2 July 2010).

Arrigo, K. R.

J. E. O’Reilly, S. Maritorena, D. A. Siegel, M. C. O’Brien, D. A. Toole, B. G. Mitchell, M. Kahru, F. P. Chavez, P. Strutton, G. F. Cota, S. B. Hooker, C. R. McClain, K. L. Carder, F. Mueller-Karger, L. Harding, A. Magnusson, D. Phinney, G. F. Moore, J. Aiken, K. R. Arrigo, R. Letelier, and M. Culver, “Ocean color chlorophyll a algorithms for SeaWiFS, OC2, and OC4: Version 4,” in NASA Technical Memorandum 2000–206892, S.B. Hooker and E.R. Firestone, eds., 20, 9–23, (NASA-GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland) (2000).

Bailey, S .W.

Bailey, S. W.

Baith, K. S.

G. Fu, K. S. Baith, and C. R. McClain, “The SeaWiFS data analysis system,” in Proceedings of the 4th Pacific Ocean Remote Sensing Conference (Qingdao, China, July 1998), pp.73–79.

Balch, W. M.

W. E. Esaias, M. R. Abbott, I. Barton, O. B. Brown, J. W. Campbell, K. L. Carder, D. K. Clark, R. H. Evans, F. E. Hoge, H. R. Gordon, W. M. Balch, R. Letelier, and P. J. Minnett, “An overview of MODIS capabilities for ocean science observations,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 36, 1250–1265 (1998).
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Bardey, P.

D. Antoine, P. Guevel, J.-F. Desté, G. Bécu, F. Louis, A. J. Scott, and P. Bardey, “The “BOUSSOLE” buoy - A new transparent-to-swell taut mooring dedicated to marine optics: design, tests, and performance at sea,” J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech. 25, 968–989 (2008).
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Barker, K.

P. Goryl, J.-P. Huot, S. Delwart, M. Bouvet, E. Kwiatkowska, P. Regner, C. Lerebourg, C. Mazeran, L. Bourg, C. Brockmann, D. Antoine, B. Franz, G. Meister, C. Kent, J. Jackson, K. Barker, S. Lavender, R. Doerffer, J. Fischer, F. Zagolski, G. Zibordi, R. Santer, D. Ramon, J. Dash, and N. Gobron, “MERIS 3rd reprocessing,” in Proc. ESA Living Planet Symposium, ESA SP-686, (Bergen, Norway, 28 June – 2 July 2010).

Barnard, A. H.

Barnes, R. A.

Barton, I.

W. E. Esaias, M. R. Abbott, I. Barton, O. B. Brown, J. W. Campbell, K. L. Carder, D. K. Clark, R. H. Evans, F. E. Hoge, H. R. Gordon, W. M. Balch, R. Letelier, and P. J. Minnett, “An overview of MODIS capabilities for ocean science observations,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 36, 1250–1265 (1998).
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Bécu, G.

D. Antoine, F. d’Ortenzio, S. B. Hooker, G. Bécu, B. Gentili, D. Tailliez, and A. J. Scott, “Assessment of uncertainty in the ocean reflectance determined by three satellite ocean color sensors (MERIS, SeaWiFS and MODIS-A) at an offshore site in the Mediterranean Sea (BOUSSOLE project),” J. Geophys. Res. 113, C07013 (2008).
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D. Antoine, P. Guevel, J.-F. Desté, G. Bécu, F. Louis, A. J. Scott, and P. Bardey, “The “BOUSSOLE” buoy - A new transparent-to-swell taut mooring dedicated to marine optics: design, tests, and performance at sea,” J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech. 25, 968–989 (2008).
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Behnert, I.

T. Schroeder, I. Behnert, M. Schaale, J. Fischer, and R. Doerffer, “Atmospheric correction algorithm for MERIS above case-2 waters,” Int. J. Remote Sens. 28, 1469–1486 (2007).
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Berthon, J.-F.

G. Zibordi, J.-F. Berthon, F. Mélin, and D. D’Alimonte, “Cross-site consistent in situ measurements for satellite ocean color applications: the BiOMaP radiometric dataset,” Remote Sens. Environ. 115, 2104–2115 (2011).
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G. Zibordi, B. N. Holben, F. Mélin, D. D’Alimonte, J.-F. Berthon, I. Slutsker, and D. Giles, “AERONET-OC: an overview,” Can. J. Remote Sens. 36, 488–497 (2010).
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J.-F. Berthon and G. Zibordi, “Optically black waters in the northern Baltic Sea,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 37, L09605 (2010).
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G. Zibordi, B. N. Holben, I. Slutsker, D. Giles, D. D’Alimonte, F. Mélin, J.-F. Berthon, D. Vandemark, H. Feng, G. Schuster, B. E. Fabbri, S. Kaitala, and J. Seppälä, “AERONET-OC: A network for the validation of ocean color primary radiometric products,” J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech. 26, 1634–1651 (2009).
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G. Zibordi, J.-F. Berthon, F. Mélin, D. D’Alimonte, and S. Kaitala, “Validation of satellite ocean color primary products at optically complex coastal sites: northern Adriatic Sea, northern Baltic Proper, Gulf of Finland,” Remote Sens. Environ. 113, 2574–2591 (2009).
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F. Mélin, G. Zibordi, and J.-F. Berthon, “Assessment of satellite ocean color products at a coastal site,” Remote Sens. Environ. 110, 192–215 (2007).
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G. Zibordi, F. Mélin, and J.-F. Berthon, “Comparison of SeaWiFS, MODIS and MERIS radiometric products at a coastal site,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 33, L06617 (2006).
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F. Mélin, J.-F. Berthon, and G. Zibordi, “Assessment of apparent and inherent optical properties derived from SeaWiFS with field data,” Remote Sens. Environ. 97, 540–553 (2005).
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J.-F. Berthon, F. Mélin, and G. Zibordi, “Ocean colour remote sensing of the optically complex European seas,” in Remote Sensing of the European Seas, V. Barale and M. Gade, eds. (Springer, 2008), pp.35–52.
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Bezy, J. L.

M. Rast, J. L. Bezy, and S. Bruzzi, “The ESA Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer MERIS - A review of the instrument and its mission,” Int. J. Remote Sens. 20, 1681–1702 (1999).
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Bourg, L.

P. Goryl, J.-P. Huot, S. Delwart, M. Bouvet, E. Kwiatkowska, P. Regner, C. Lerebourg, C. Mazeran, L. Bourg, C. Brockmann, D. Antoine, B. Franz, G. Meister, C. Kent, J. Jackson, K. Barker, S. Lavender, R. Doerffer, J. Fischer, F. Zagolski, G. Zibordi, R. Santer, D. Ramon, J. Dash, and N. Gobron, “MERIS 3rd reprocessing,” in Proc. ESA Living Planet Symposium, ESA SP-686, (Bergen, Norway, 28 June – 2 July 2010).

C. Lerebourg, C. Mazeran, J.-P. Huot, D. Antoine, L. Bourg, S. Delwart, M. Ondrusek, S. Lavender, and P. Goryl, “MERIS vicarious adjustment in the near infrared and visible”, in Proc. Ocean Optics XX (Anchorage, U.S., 27 Sep. – 1 Oct., 2010).

Bouvet, M.

P. Goryl, J.-P. Huot, S. Delwart, M. Bouvet, E. Kwiatkowska, P. Regner, C. Lerebourg, C. Mazeran, L. Bourg, C. Brockmann, D. Antoine, B. Franz, G. Meister, C. Kent, J. Jackson, K. Barker, S. Lavender, R. Doerffer, J. Fischer, F. Zagolski, G. Zibordi, R. Santer, D. Ramon, J. Dash, and N. Gobron, “MERIS 3rd reprocessing,” in Proc. ESA Living Planet Symposium, ESA SP-686, (Bergen, Norway, 28 June – 2 July 2010).

Brockmann, C.

P. Goryl, J.-P. Huot, S. Delwart, M. Bouvet, E. Kwiatkowska, P. Regner, C. Lerebourg, C. Mazeran, L. Bourg, C. Brockmann, D. Antoine, B. Franz, G. Meister, C. Kent, J. Jackson, K. Barker, S. Lavender, R. Doerffer, J. Fischer, F. Zagolski, G. Zibordi, R. Santer, D. Ramon, J. Dash, and N. Gobron, “MERIS 3rd reprocessing,” in Proc. ESA Living Planet Symposium, ESA SP-686, (Bergen, Norway, 28 June – 2 July 2010).

Broenkow, W.

D. K. Clark, H. R. Gordon, K. J. Voss, Y. Ge, W. Broenkow, and C. Trees, “Validation of atmospheric correction over the oceans,” J. Geophys. Res. 102(D14), 17209–17217 (1997).
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Brown, O. B.

W. E. Esaias, M. R. Abbott, I. Barton, O. B. Brown, J. W. Campbell, K. L. Carder, D. K. Clark, R. H. Evans, F. E. Hoge, H. R. Gordon, W. M. Balch, R. Letelier, and P. J. Minnett, “An overview of MODIS capabilities for ocean science observations,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 36, 1250–1265 (1998).
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Brown, S. W.

S. W. Brown, S. J. Flora, M. J. Feinholz, M. A. Yarbrough, T. Houlihan, D. Peters, Y. S. Kim, J. L. Mueller, C. B. Johnson, and D. K. Clark, “The Marine Optical BuoY (MOBY) radiometric calibration and uncertainty budget for ocean color satellite sensor vicarious calibration,” in Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XI, R. Meynart, S. P. Neeck, H. Shimoda, and S. Habib, eds., Proc. SPIE 6744, pp. 67441M (2007).

Bruzzi, S.

M. Rast, J. L. Bezy, and S. Bruzzi, “The ESA Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer MERIS - A review of the instrument and its mission,” Int. J. Remote Sens. 20, 1681–1702 (1999).
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Buis, J. P.

B. N. Holben, T. F. Eck, I. Slutker, D. Tanré, J. P. Buis, A. Setzer, E. Vermote, J. A. Reagan, Y. J. Kaufman, T. Nakajima, F. Lavenu, I. Jankowiak, and A. Smirnov, “AERONET—a federated instrument network and data archive for aerosol characterization,” Remote Sens. Environ. 66, 1–16 (1998).
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Bulgarelli, B.

F. Mélin, M. Clerici, G. Zibordi, and B. Bulgarelli, “Aerosol variability in the Adriatic Sea from automated optical field measurements and SeaWiFS,” J. Geophys. Res. 111, D222012006.
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Campbell, J. W.

H. Feng, D. Vandemark, J. W. Campbell, and B. N. Holben, “Evaluation of MODIS ocean colour products at a northeast United States coast site near the Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory,” Int. J. Remote Sens. 29, 4479–4497 (2008).
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W. E. Esaias, M. R. Abbott, I. Barton, O. B. Brown, J. W. Campbell, K. L. Carder, D. K. Clark, R. H. Evans, F. E. Hoge, H. R. Gordon, W. M. Balch, R. Letelier, and P. J. Minnett, “An overview of MODIS capabilities for ocean science observations,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 36, 1250–1265 (1998).
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Carder, K. L.

W. E. Esaias, M. R. Abbott, I. Barton, O. B. Brown, J. W. Campbell, K. L. Carder, D. K. Clark, R. H. Evans, F. E. Hoge, H. R. Gordon, W. M. Balch, R. Letelier, and P. J. Minnett, “An overview of MODIS capabilities for ocean science observations,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 36, 1250–1265 (1998).
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J. E. O’Reilly, S. Maritorena, D. A. Siegel, M. C. O’Brien, D. A. Toole, B. G. Mitchell, M. Kahru, F. P. Chavez, P. Strutton, G. F. Cota, S. B. Hooker, C. R. McClain, K. L. Carder, F. Mueller-Karger, L. Harding, A. Magnusson, D. Phinney, G. F. Moore, J. Aiken, K. R. Arrigo, R. Letelier, and M. Culver, “Ocean color chlorophyll a algorithms for SeaWiFS, OC2, and OC4: Version 4,” in NASA Technical Memorandum 2000–206892, S.B. Hooker and E.R. Firestone, eds., 20, 9–23, (NASA-GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland) (2000).

Chavez, F. P.

J. E. O’Reilly, S. Maritorena, D. A. Siegel, M. C. O’Brien, D. A. Toole, B. G. Mitchell, M. Kahru, F. P. Chavez, P. Strutton, G. F. Cota, S. B. Hooker, C. R. McClain, K. L. Carder, F. Mueller-Karger, L. Harding, A. Magnusson, D. Phinney, G. F. Moore, J. Aiken, K. R. Arrigo, R. Letelier, and M. Culver, “Ocean color chlorophyll a algorithms for SeaWiFS, OC2, and OC4: Version 4,” in NASA Technical Memorandum 2000–206892, S.B. Hooker and E.R. Firestone, eds., 20, 9–23, (NASA-GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland) (2000).

Clark, D. K.

W. E. Esaias, M. R. Abbott, I. Barton, O. B. Brown, J. W. Campbell, K. L. Carder, D. K. Clark, R. H. Evans, F. E. Hoge, H. R. Gordon, W. M. Balch, R. Letelier, and P. J. Minnett, “An overview of MODIS capabilities for ocean science observations,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 36, 1250–1265 (1998).
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D. K. Clark, H. R. Gordon, K. J. Voss, Y. Ge, W. Broenkow, and C. Trees, “Validation of atmospheric correction over the oceans,” J. Geophys. Res. 102(D14), 17209–17217 (1997).
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S. W. Brown, S. J. Flora, M. J. Feinholz, M. A. Yarbrough, T. Houlihan, D. Peters, Y. S. Kim, J. L. Mueller, C. B. Johnson, and D. K. Clark, “The Marine Optical BuoY (MOBY) radiometric calibration and uncertainty budget for ocean color satellite sensor vicarious calibration,” in Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XI, R. Meynart, S. P. Neeck, H. Shimoda, and S. Habib, eds., Proc. SPIE 6744, pp. 67441M (2007).

Cleave, M. L.

C. R. McClain, M. L. Cleave, G. C. Feldman, W. W. Gregg, S. B. Hooker, and N. Kuring, “Science quality SeaWiFS data for global biosphere research,” Sea Tech. 39, 10–16 (1998).

Clerici, M.

F. Mélin, M. Clerici, G. Zibordi, B. N. Holben, and A. Smirnov, “Validation of SeaWiFS and MODIS aerosol products with globally distributed AERONET data,” Remote Sens. Environ. 114, 230–250 (2010).
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F. Mélin, M. Clerici, G. Zibordi, and B. Bulgarelli, “Aerosol variability in the Adriatic Sea from automated optical field measurements and SeaWiFS,” J. Geophys. Res. 111, D222012006.
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Cota, G. F.

J. E. O’Reilly, S. Maritorena, D. A. Siegel, M. C. O’Brien, D. A. Toole, B. G. Mitchell, M. Kahru, F. P. Chavez, P. Strutton, G. F. Cota, S. B. Hooker, C. R. McClain, K. L. Carder, F. Mueller-Karger, L. Harding, A. Magnusson, D. Phinney, G. F. Moore, J. Aiken, K. R. Arrigo, R. Letelier, and M. Culver, “Ocean color chlorophyll a algorithms for SeaWiFS, OC2, and OC4: Version 4,” in NASA Technical Memorandum 2000–206892, S.B. Hooker and E.R. Firestone, eds., 20, 9–23, (NASA-GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland) (2000).

Cui, T.

T. Cui, J. Zhang, S. Groom, L. Sun, T. Smyth, and S. Sathyendranath, “Validation of MERIS ocean-color products in the Bohai Sea: a case study for coastal waters,” Remote Sens. Environ. 114, 2326–2336 (2010).
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Culver, M.

J. E. O’Reilly, S. Maritorena, D. A. Siegel, M. C. O’Brien, D. A. Toole, B. G. Mitchell, M. Kahru, F. P. Chavez, P. Strutton, G. F. Cota, S. B. Hooker, C. R. McClain, K. L. Carder, F. Mueller-Karger, L. Harding, A. Magnusson, D. Phinney, G. F. Moore, J. Aiken, K. R. Arrigo, R. Letelier, and M. Culver, “Ocean color chlorophyll a algorithms for SeaWiFS, OC2, and OC4: Version 4,” in NASA Technical Memorandum 2000–206892, S.B. Hooker and E.R. Firestone, eds., 20, 9–23, (NASA-GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland) (2000).

D’Alimonte, D.

G. Zibordi, J.-F. Berthon, F. Mélin, and D. D’Alimonte, “Cross-site consistent in situ measurements for satellite ocean color applications: the BiOMaP radiometric dataset,” Remote Sens. Environ. 115, 2104–2115 (2011).
[CrossRef]

G. Zibordi, B. N. Holben, F. Mélin, D. D’Alimonte, J.-F. Berthon, I. Slutsker, and D. Giles, “AERONET-OC: an overview,” Can. J. Remote Sens. 36, 488–497 (2010).
[CrossRef]

G. Zibordi, B. N. Holben, I. Slutsker, D. Giles, D. D’Alimonte, F. Mélin, J.-F. Berthon, D. Vandemark, H. Feng, G. Schuster, B. E. Fabbri, S. Kaitala, and J. Seppälä, “AERONET-OC: A network for the validation of ocean color primary radiometric products,” J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech. 26, 1634–1651 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Zibordi, J.-F. Berthon, F. Mélin, D. D’Alimonte, and S. Kaitala, “Validation of satellite ocean color primary products at optically complex coastal sites: northern Adriatic Sea, northern Baltic Proper, Gulf of Finland,” Remote Sens. Environ. 113, 2574–2591 (2009).
[CrossRef]

d’Ortenzio, F.

D. Antoine, F. d’Ortenzio, S. B. Hooker, G. Bécu, B. Gentili, D. Tailliez, and A. J. Scott, “Assessment of uncertainty in the ocean reflectance determined by three satellite ocean color sensors (MERIS, SeaWiFS and MODIS-A) at an offshore site in the Mediterranean Sea (BOUSSOLE project),” J. Geophys. Res. 113, C07013 (2008).
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Dash, J.

P. Goryl, J.-P. Huot, S. Delwart, M. Bouvet, E. Kwiatkowska, P. Regner, C. Lerebourg, C. Mazeran, L. Bourg, C. Brockmann, D. Antoine, B. Franz, G. Meister, C. Kent, J. Jackson, K. Barker, S. Lavender, R. Doerffer, J. Fischer, F. Zagolski, G. Zibordi, R. Santer, D. Ramon, J. Dash, and N. Gobron, “MERIS 3rd reprocessing,” in Proc. ESA Living Planet Symposium, ESA SP-686, (Bergen, Norway, 28 June – 2 July 2010).

Delwart, S.

P. Goryl, J.-P. Huot, S. Delwart, M. Bouvet, E. Kwiatkowska, P. Regner, C. Lerebourg, C. Mazeran, L. Bourg, C. Brockmann, D. Antoine, B. Franz, G. Meister, C. Kent, J. Jackson, K. Barker, S. Lavender, R. Doerffer, J. Fischer, F. Zagolski, G. Zibordi, R. Santer, D. Ramon, J. Dash, and N. Gobron, “MERIS 3rd reprocessing,” in Proc. ESA Living Planet Symposium, ESA SP-686, (Bergen, Norway, 28 June – 2 July 2010).

C. Lerebourg, C. Mazeran, J.-P. Huot, D. Antoine, L. Bourg, S. Delwart, M. Ondrusek, S. Lavender, and P. Goryl, “MERIS vicarious adjustment in the near infrared and visible”, in Proc. Ocean Optics XX (Anchorage, U.S., 27 Sep. – 1 Oct., 2010).

Desté, J.-F.

D. Antoine, P. Guevel, J.-F. Desté, G. Bécu, F. Louis, A. J. Scott, and P. Bardey, “The “BOUSSOLE” buoy - A new transparent-to-swell taut mooring dedicated to marine optics: design, tests, and performance at sea,” J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech. 25, 968–989 (2008).
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Djavidnia, S.

S. Djavidnia, F. Mélin, and N. Hoepffner, “Comparison of global ocean colour data records,” Ocean Sci. 6, 61–76 (2010).
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F. Mélin, G. Zibordi, and S. Djavidnia, “Development and validation of a technique for merging satellite derived aerosol optical depth from SeaWiFS and MODIS,” Remote Sens. Environ. 108, 436–450 (2007).
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Doerffer, R.

T. Schroeder, I. Behnert, M. Schaale, J. Fischer, and R. Doerffer, “Atmospheric correction algorithm for MERIS above case-2 waters,” Int. J. Remote Sens. 28, 1469–1486 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. Goryl, J.-P. Huot, S. Delwart, M. Bouvet, E. Kwiatkowska, P. Regner, C. Lerebourg, C. Mazeran, L. Bourg, C. Brockmann, D. Antoine, B. Franz, G. Meister, C. Kent, J. Jackson, K. Barker, S. Lavender, R. Doerffer, J. Fischer, F. Zagolski, G. Zibordi, R. Santer, D. Ramon, J. Dash, and N. Gobron, “MERIS 3rd reprocessing,” in Proc. ESA Living Planet Symposium, ESA SP-686, (Bergen, Norway, 28 June – 2 July 2010).

Donaghay, P. L.

Eck, T. F.

B. N. Holben, T. F. Eck, I. Slutker, D. Tanré, J. P. Buis, A. Setzer, E. Vermote, J. A. Reagan, Y. J. Kaufman, T. Nakajima, F. Lavenu, I. Jankowiak, and A. Smirnov, “AERONET—a federated instrument network and data archive for aerosol characterization,” Remote Sens. Environ. 66, 1–16 (1998).
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Esaias, W. E.

W. E. Esaias, M. R. Abbott, I. Barton, O. B. Brown, J. W. Campbell, K. L. Carder, D. K. Clark, R. H. Evans, F. E. Hoge, H. R. Gordon, W. M. Balch, R. Letelier, and P. J. Minnett, “An overview of MODIS capabilities for ocean science observations,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 36, 1250–1265 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Evans, R. H.

W. E. Esaias, M. R. Abbott, I. Barton, O. B. Brown, J. W. Campbell, K. L. Carder, D. K. Clark, R. H. Evans, F. E. Hoge, H. R. Gordon, W. M. Balch, R. Letelier, and P. J. Minnett, “An overview of MODIS capabilities for ocean science observations,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 36, 1250–1265 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Fabbri, B. E.

G. Zibordi, B. N. Holben, I. Slutsker, D. Giles, D. D’Alimonte, F. Mélin, J.-F. Berthon, D. Vandemark, H. Feng, G. Schuster, B. E. Fabbri, S. Kaitala, and J. Seppälä, “AERONET-OC: A network for the validation of ocean color primary radiometric products,” J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech. 26, 1634–1651 (2009).
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Lavender, S.

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Letelier, R.

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C. Jamet, H. Loisel, C. P. Kuchinke, K. Ruddick, G. Zibordi, and H. Feng, “Comparison of three SeaWiFS atmospheric correction algorithms for turbid waters using AERONET-OC measurements,” Remote Sens. Environ. 115, 1955–1965 (2011).
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Sullivan, J. M.

Sun, L.

T. Cui, J. Zhang, S. Groom, L. Sun, T. Smyth, and S. Sathyendranath, “Validation of MERIS ocean-color products in the Bohai Sea: a case study for coastal waters,” Remote Sens. Environ. 114, 2326–2336 (2010).
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D. Antoine, F. d’Ortenzio, S. B. Hooker, G. Bécu, B. Gentili, D. Tailliez, and A. J. Scott, “Assessment of uncertainty in the ocean reflectance determined by three satellite ocean color sensors (MERIS, SeaWiFS and MODIS-A) at an offshore site in the Mediterranean Sea (BOUSSOLE project),” J. Geophys. Res. 113, C07013 (2008).
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B. N. Holben, T. F. Eck, I. Slutker, D. Tanré, J. P. Buis, A. Setzer, E. Vermote, J. A. Reagan, Y. J. Kaufman, T. Nakajima, F. Lavenu, I. Jankowiak, and A. Smirnov, “AERONET—a federated instrument network and data archive for aerosol characterization,” Remote Sens. Environ. 66, 1–16 (1998).
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J. E. O’Reilly, S. Maritorena, D. A. Siegel, M. C. O’Brien, D. A. Toole, B. G. Mitchell, M. Kahru, F. P. Chavez, P. Strutton, G. F. Cota, S. B. Hooker, C. R. McClain, K. L. Carder, F. Mueller-Karger, L. Harding, A. Magnusson, D. Phinney, G. F. Moore, J. Aiken, K. R. Arrigo, R. Letelier, and M. Culver, “Ocean color chlorophyll a algorithms for SeaWiFS, OC2, and OC4: Version 4,” in NASA Technical Memorandum 2000–206892, S.B. Hooker and E.R. Firestone, eds., 20, 9–23, (NASA-GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland) (2000).

Trees, C.

D. K. Clark, H. R. Gordon, K. J. Voss, Y. Ge, W. Broenkow, and C. Trees, “Validation of atmospheric correction over the oceans,” J. Geophys. Res. 102(D14), 17209–17217 (1997).
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Twardowski, M. S.

Vandemark, D.

G. Zibordi, B. N. Holben, I. Slutsker, D. Giles, D. D’Alimonte, F. Mélin, J.-F. Berthon, D. Vandemark, H. Feng, G. Schuster, B. E. Fabbri, S. Kaitala, and J. Seppälä, “AERONET-OC: A network for the validation of ocean color primary radiometric products,” J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech. 26, 1634–1651 (2009).
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H. Feng, D. Vandemark, J. W. Campbell, and B. N. Holben, “Evaluation of MODIS ocean colour products at a northeast United States coast site near the Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory,” Int. J. Remote Sens. 29, 4479–4497 (2008).
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Vermote, E.

B. N. Holben, T. F. Eck, I. Slutker, D. Tanré, J. P. Buis, A. Setzer, E. Vermote, J. A. Reagan, Y. J. Kaufman, T. Nakajima, F. Lavenu, I. Jankowiak, and A. Smirnov, “AERONET—a federated instrument network and data archive for aerosol characterization,” Remote Sens. Environ. 66, 1–16 (1998).
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D. K. Clark, H. R. Gordon, K. J. Voss, Y. Ge, W. Broenkow, and C. Trees, “Validation of atmospheric correction over the oceans,” J. Geophys. Res. 102(D14), 17209–17217 (1997).
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G. Zibordi and K. J. Voss, “Field radiometry and ocean color remote sensing,” in Oceanography from space, revisited, V. Barale and L. Alberotanza, eds. (Springer, Dordrecht, Germany) pp. 365–398.

Wang, M.

Werdell, P. J.

Yarbrough, M. A.

S. W. Brown, S. J. Flora, M. J. Feinholz, M. A. Yarbrough, T. Houlihan, D. Peters, Y. S. Kim, J. L. Mueller, C. B. Johnson, and D. K. Clark, “The Marine Optical BuoY (MOBY) radiometric calibration and uncertainty budget for ocean color satellite sensor vicarious calibration,” in Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XI, R. Meynart, S. P. Neeck, H. Shimoda, and S. Habib, eds., Proc. SPIE 6744, pp. 67441M (2007).

Zagolski, F.

P. Goryl, J.-P. Huot, S. Delwart, M. Bouvet, E. Kwiatkowska, P. Regner, C. Lerebourg, C. Mazeran, L. Bourg, C. Brockmann, D. Antoine, B. Franz, G. Meister, C. Kent, J. Jackson, K. Barker, S. Lavender, R. Doerffer, J. Fischer, F. Zagolski, G. Zibordi, R. Santer, D. Ramon, J. Dash, and N. Gobron, “MERIS 3rd reprocessing,” in Proc. ESA Living Planet Symposium, ESA SP-686, (Bergen, Norway, 28 June – 2 July 2010).

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T. Cui, J. Zhang, S. Groom, L. Sun, T. Smyth, and S. Sathyendranath, “Validation of MERIS ocean-color products in the Bohai Sea: a case study for coastal waters,” Remote Sens. Environ. 114, 2326–2336 (2010).
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Zibordi, G.

G. Zibordi, J.-F. Berthon, F. Mélin, and D. D’Alimonte, “Cross-site consistent in situ measurements for satellite ocean color applications: the BiOMaP radiometric dataset,” Remote Sens. Environ. 115, 2104–2115 (2011).
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C. Jamet, H. Loisel, C. P. Kuchinke, K. Ruddick, G. Zibordi, and H. Feng, “Comparison of three SeaWiFS atmospheric correction algorithms for turbid waters using AERONET-OC measurements,” Remote Sens. Environ. 115, 1955–1965 (2011).
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F. Mélin, M. Clerici, G. Zibordi, B. N. Holben, and A. Smirnov, “Validation of SeaWiFS and MODIS aerosol products with globally distributed AERONET data,” Remote Sens. Environ. 114, 230–250 (2010).
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G. Zibordi, J.-F. Berthon, F. Mélin, D. D’Alimonte, and S. Kaitala, “Validation of satellite ocean color primary products at optically complex coastal sites: northern Adriatic Sea, northern Baltic Proper, Gulf of Finland,” Remote Sens. Environ. 113, 2574–2591 (2009).
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G. Zibordi, F. Mélin, S. B. Hooker, and B. N. Holben, “An autonomous above-water system for the validation of ocean color radiance data,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 42, 401–415 (2004).
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P. Goryl, J.-P. Huot, S. Delwart, M. Bouvet, E. Kwiatkowska, P. Regner, C. Lerebourg, C. Mazeran, L. Bourg, C. Brockmann, D. Antoine, B. Franz, G. Meister, C. Kent, J. Jackson, K. Barker, S. Lavender, R. Doerffer, J. Fischer, F. Zagolski, G. Zibordi, R. Santer, D. Ramon, J. Dash, and N. Gobron, “MERIS 3rd reprocessing,” in Proc. ESA Living Planet Symposium, ESA SP-686, (Bergen, Norway, 28 June – 2 July 2010).

J.-F. Berthon, F. Mélin, and G. Zibordi, “Ocean colour remote sensing of the optically complex European seas,” in Remote Sensing of the European Seas, V. Barale and M. Gade, eds. (Springer, 2008), pp.35–52.
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G. Zibordi, B. N. Holben, F. Mélin, D. D’Alimonte, J.-F. Berthon, I. Slutsker, and D. Giles, “AERONET-OC: an overview,” Can. J. Remote Sens. 36, 488–497 (2010).
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Int. J. Remote Sens.

H. Feng, D. Vandemark, J. W. Campbell, and B. N. Holben, “Evaluation of MODIS ocean colour products at a northeast United States coast site near the Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory,” Int. J. Remote Sens. 29, 4479–4497 (2008).
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G. Zibordi, B. N. Holben, I. Slutsker, D. Giles, D. D’Alimonte, F. Mélin, J.-F. Berthon, D. Vandemark, H. Feng, G. Schuster, B. E. Fabbri, S. Kaitala, and J. Seppälä, “AERONET-OC: A network for the validation of ocean color primary radiometric products,” J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech. 26, 1634–1651 (2009).
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D. Antoine, F. d’Ortenzio, S. B. Hooker, G. Bécu, B. Gentili, D. Tailliez, and A. J. Scott, “Assessment of uncertainty in the ocean reflectance determined by three satellite ocean color sensors (MERIS, SeaWiFS and MODIS-A) at an offshore site in the Mediterranean Sea (BOUSSOLE project),” J. Geophys. Res. 113, C07013 (2008).
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F. Mélin, M. Clerici, G. Zibordi, and B. Bulgarelli, “Aerosol variability in the Adriatic Sea from automated optical field measurements and SeaWiFS,” J. Geophys. Res. 111, D222012006.
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B. N. Holben, T. F. Eck, I. Slutker, D. Tanré, J. P. Buis, A. Setzer, E. Vermote, J. A. Reagan, Y. J. Kaufman, T. Nakajima, F. Lavenu, I. Jankowiak, and A. Smirnov, “AERONET—a federated instrument network and data archive for aerosol characterization,” Remote Sens. Environ. 66, 1–16 (1998).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Location of AAOT, GDLT, HLT, and match-ups obtained with the BiOMaP data set.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Comparison of MERIS and SeaPRISM RRS at the AAOT site.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Comparison of MERIS and SeaPRISM RRS at the GDLT (N=43) and HLT (N=42) sites (blue circles and orange diamonds, respectively).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Comparison of MERIS and BiOMaP RRS. Different colors and symbols are associated with the northern and southern Baltic Sea (NBALT, N=24, and SBALT, N=21), the Black Sea (BLCK, N=22), the eastern Mediterranean (EMED, N=12), the Ligurian Sea (LIGS, N=15) and the English Channel (ECHN, N=6).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Spectrum of the RMS difference for MERIS (continuous line), MODIS (dotted line) and SeaWiFS (dashed line) for the three match-up subsets. For the GDLT and HLT sites, AAOT and BiOMaP, the total number of match-ups is 236 (not plotted at 531 nm), 486 (201 at 531 nm) and 155 for MODIS, and 67, 484 (250 at 510 nm), and 147 for SeaWiFS.

Tables (2)

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Table 1 Vicarious Calibration Coefficients in the Visible for MERIS (N=102)

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Table 2 MERIS Validation Statistics

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L t ( λ ) = [ L r ( λ ) + L a ( λ ) + t d v ( λ ) L f ( λ ) + t d v ( λ ) L w ( λ ) ] t g v ( λ ) t g s ( λ ) f p ( λ )
R RS ( λ ) = L w ( λ ) / ( μ s f s F s ( λ ) t d s ( λ ) f b ( λ ) f λ ( λ ) )
R RS ( λ ) = R RS ( λ 0 ) f ( λ ) Q ( λ ) Q ( λ 0 ) f ( λ 0 ) b b ( λ ) a ( λ ) a ( λ 0 ) b b ( λ 0 )
| ψ | = 100 1 N i = 1 N | x i M x i f | x i f
ψ = 100 1 N i = 1 N x i M x i f x i f
rmsd = 1 N i = 1 N ( x i M x i f ) 2

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