Performance of the MODIS FLH algorithm in estuarine waters: A multi-year (2003-2010) analysis from Tampa Bay, Florida (USA)

Max ​Moreno Madrinan, Andrew M. Fischer

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Abstract

Although satellite technology promises great usefulness for the consistent monitoring of chlorophyll-α concentration in estuarine and coastal waters, the complex optical properties commonly found in these types of waters seriously challenge the application of this technology. Blue-green ratio algorithms are susceptible to interference from water constituents, different from phytoplankton, which dominate the remote-sensing signal. Alternatively, modelling and laboratory studies have not shown a decisive position on the use of near-infrared (NIR) algorithms based on the sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence signal. In an analysis of a multi-year (2003-2010) in situ monitoring data set from Tampa Bay, Florida (USA), as a case, this study assesses the relationship between the fluorescence line height (FLH) product from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) and chlorophyll-α.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6467-6483
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Remote Sensing
Volume34
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

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