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Report for Dedicated JPSS VIIRS Ocean Color Calibration/Validation Cruise October 2016



Michael Ondrusek, Veronica P. Lance, Menghua Wang, Charles Kovach, Wesley Goode, Alex Gilerson, Sam Ahmed, Ahmed El-Habashi, Robert Foster, Matteo Ottaviani, Joaquim I. Goes, Helga de Rosario Gomes, Kali McKee, Joo Won Kang, Chuanmin Hu, Jennifer Cannizzaro, Shaojie Sun, David English, Bettye C. Johnson, Zhongping Lee, Junfang Lin, Nicholas Tufillaro, Ivan Lalovic, Jasmine Nahorniak, Curtiss Davis, Mike Twardowski, Nicole Stockley, Kenneth Voss


The overall aim of the annual National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) dedicated Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) ocean color calibration/validation (cal/val) cruises is to support improvements in the extent and accuracy of satellite remotely sensed ocean color parameters in the near surface ocean. The primary objective of these cruises is to collect high quality in situ optical and related biogeochemical data for purpose of validating of satellite ocean color radiometry and derived products from VIIRS on Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SNPP) and the follow-on JPSS missions. The second objective is to quantify the confidence intervals of optical measurement protocols. The third objective is to characterize the optical signatures of a variety of water masses (i.e., coastal, near-shore, cross-shelf, eddies, fronts, filaments, blue water, etc.)
NOAA Technical Report NESDIS


Ocean Color, Calibration/Validation Cruise, Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, Apparent Optical Properties, Inherent Optical Properties
Created October 2, 2017, Updated November 10, 2018