Satellite retrieval of the absorption coefficient of chromophoric dissolved organic matter in continental margins

Authors

  • Frank E. Hoge,

  • Mark E. Williams,

  • Robert N. Swift,

  • James K. Yungel,

  • Anthony Vodacek


Abstract

The absorption coefficient of chromophoric dissolved organic matter at 443 nm, aCDOM(443), has been retrieved from coastal zone color scanner (CZCS) normalized water-leaving radiances. For a wintertime, low-chlorophyll condition in the Middle Atlantic Bight the aCDOM(443) is computed by mathematical inversion of an oceanic spectral radiance model. The CZCS aCDOM(443) retrieval is validated by a recent ship-aircraft aCDOM(443) retrieval experiment within the same oceanographic region.

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