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Prioritizing Aquatic Science and Applications Needs in the Chesapeake Bay for a Space-Borne Hyperspectral MissionThe Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in North America, benefiting a growing population through its ecosystem services, fishing, recreations, and transportation routes. Studies indicate the health of the Bay as seen some improvement in recent years, yet threats to its health persist (e.g. warming, pollution nutrient run-off). Increasing human activities in coastal regions requires constant vigilance by agencies managing water quality, to ensure the safety of the population. Since April 2018, an interagency working group has been meeting monthly and a daylong workshop was convened with science and applications stakeholders around the overall theme of monitoring water quality from space. Current ocean color images indicate bloom locations used to guide in situ sampling efforts, despite limited spatial, spectral and temporal resolution. High resolution hyperspectral remote sensing provides a potential opportunity to measure additional indicators of ecological health and water quality. Assessing the needs of the aquatic user community around the Chesapeake Bay will inform science and applications recommendations during the current architecture study for a Surface Biology and Geology (SBG) Mission, as well as future scoping studies of other coastal and inland water bodies.
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Schollaert Uz, Stephanie ORCID
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Turpie, Kevin R. ORCID
(Maryland Univ. Baltimore County (UMBC) Baltimore, MD, United States)
Tomlinson, Shelly
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA-Headquarters) Silver Spring, MD, United States)
Brown, Christopher W. ORCID
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) College Park, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
February 9, 2019
Publication Date
December 10, 2018
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
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Meeting: American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2018
Location: Washington, D.C.
Country: United States
Start Date: December 10, 2018
End Date: December 14, 2018
Sponsors: American Geophysical Union (AGU)
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Public Use Permitted.
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