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Sources of Variability in Chlorophyll Analysis by Fluorometry and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography in a SIMBIOS Inter-Calibration ExerciseThe purpose of this technical report is to provide current documentation of the Sensor Intercomparison and Merger for Biological and Interdisciplinary Oceanic Studies (SIMBIOS) Project activities, NASA Research Announcement (NRA) research status, satellite data processing, data product validation, and field calibration. This documentation is necessary to ensure that critical information is related to the scientific community and NASA management. This critical information includes the technical difficulties and challenges of validating and combining ocean color data from an array of independent satellite systems to form consistent and accurate global bio-optical time series products. This technical report is not meant as a substitute for scientific literature. Instead, it will provide a ready and responsive vehicle for the multitude of technical reports issued by an operational project. This particular document focus on the variability in chlorophyll pigment measurements resulting from differences in methodologies and laboratories conducting the pigment analysis.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
VanHeukelem, Laurie (Horn Point Environmental Lab. Cambridge, MD United States)
Thomas, Crystal S. (Horn Point Environmental Lab. Cambridge, MD United States)
Gilbert, Patricia M. (Horn Point Environmental Lab. Cambridge, MD United States)
Fargion, Giulietta S. (Science Applications International Corp. Beltsville, MD United States)
McClain, Charles R. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 2002
Subject Category
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:211606
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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