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Use of satellite ocean color observations to refine understanding of global geochemical cyclesIn October 1978, the first satellite-borne color sensor, the Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS), was launched aboard Nimbus-7 with four visible and two infrared bands, permitting a sensitivity about 60 times that of the Landsat-1 multispectral scanner. The CZCS radiance data can be utilized to estimate ocean chlorophyll concentrations by detecting shifts in sea color, particularly in oceanic waters. The obtained data can be used in studies regarding problems of overfishing, and, in addition, in investigations concerning the consequences of man's accelerated extraction of nitrogen from the atmosphere and addition of carbon to the atmosphere. The satellite data base is considered along with a simulation analysis, and ships providing ground-truth chlorophyll measurements in the ocean.
Document ID
19860030871
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Walsh, J. J. (University of South Florida Saint Petersburg, FL, United States)
Dieterle, D. A. (South Florida, University St. Petersburg, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1985
Subject Category
OCEANOGRAPHY
Report/Patent Number
IAF PAPER 85-15
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other