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dc.contributor.editorBabin, Marcel
dc.contributor.editorArrigo, Kevin
dc.contributor.editorBélanger, Simon
dc.contributor.editorForget, Marie-Helene
dc.coverage.spatialPolar Seasen_US
dc.identifier.citationIOCCG (2015) Ocean Colour Remote Sensing in Polar Seas. (eds. Babin, M., Arrigo, K., Bélanger, S. and Forget, M-H.). Dartmouth, NS, Canada, International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG), 130pp. (Reports of the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group, No. 16), DOI:
dc.description.abstractAccelerating climate change calls for a vastly improved understanding of the polar ecosystems based on an intensive observation program. In situ observations from ships are, however, inherently sparse in space and time, especially in the harsh and inaccessible Arctic Ocean. Ocean colour remote sensing offers one of the most appropriate tools to extensively monitor marine ecosystems, as it can provide recurrent pan-Arctic and pan-Antarctic observations at relatively low cost. The use of ocean colour remote sensing in Polar Regions is impeded by a number of intrinsic limitations including the persistence of cloud and fog, prevailing low solar elevations, the impact of ice on remotely-sensed reflectance and the optical complexity of seawater, especially over the Arctic shelves. This report sheds light on the impact of the unusual conditions found in polar regions on ocean colour products. Current ocean colour algorithms are tested using a compiled dataset of in situ observations of optical properties in polar seas. Recommendations are made and new approaches and concepts for studying the polar regions using ocean colour remote sensing are proposed.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipIOCCG Sponsoring Space Agenciesen_US
dc.publisherInternational Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesReports of the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG);16
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0*
dc.titleOcean Colour Remote Sensing in Polar Seas.en_US
dc.description.notesContributing authors: Kevin Arrigo, Marcel Babin, Simon Bélanger, Josefino Comiso, Marie-Hélène Forget, Robert Frouin, Clémence Goyens, Victoria Hill, Toru Hirawake, Atsushi Matsuoka, B. Greg Mitchell, Don Perovich, Rick A. Reynolds, Knut Stamnes and Menghua Wang.en_US
dc.publisher.placeDartmouth, NS, Canadaen_US
dc.subject.parameterDisciplineParameter Discipline::Biological oceanographyen_US
dc.subject.instrumentTypeInstrument Type Vocabulary::ocean colour radiometersen_US
dc.subject.dmProcessesData Management Practices::Data acquisitionen_US
dc.description.eovocean colouren_US
dc.description.bptypeBest Practiceen_US

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