Why Ocean Colour? The Societal Benefits of Ocean-Colour Technology.
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The concentration of chlorophyll in the ocean (or in fresh water) is an index of phytoplankton biomass, and is an important property that can be monitored through ocean colour radiometry (OCR) by Earth-orbiting spacecraft. OCR has revolutionised the field of biological oceanography, and made important contributions to biogeochemistry, physical oceanography, ocean-system modelling, fisheries oceanography and coastal management. This report illustrates the many applications of data acquired by remote sensing of ocean colour, in both the research and operational arena, demonstrating the benefits to society of investment in ocean-colour technology. Ocean colour is a key requirement in Earth observation......
PublisherInternational Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG)
Dartmouth, NS, Canada
Series;NrReports of the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG);7
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)ocean colour
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
CitationIOCCG (2008) Why Ocean Colour? The Societal Benefits of Ocean-Colour Technology. (eds. Platt, T., Hoepffner, N., Stuart, V. and Brown, C.), Dartmouth, NS, Canada, International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG), 141pp. (Reports of the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group, No. 7). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-97
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