Coastal Zone Color Scanner data of rich coastal watersComparisons of chlorophyll concentrations and diffuse attenuation coefficients measured from ships off the central California coast were made with satellite derived estimates of the same parameters using data from the Coastal Zone Color Scanner. Very high chlorophyll concentrations were encountered in Monterey Bay. Although lower chlorophyll values acquired off Pt. Sur agreed satisfactorily with the satellite data, the high chlorophyll values departed markedly from agreement. Two possible causes for the disagreement are suggested. Comparison of diffuse attenuation coefficients from the same data sets showed closer agreement.
Wrigley, R. C. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Klooster, S. A. (Sensible Research Palo Alto, CA, United States)
August 12, 2013
January 1, 1983
Meeting: 1983 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS ''83)