Remote sensing observations of the phytoplankton distribution in Lake Kinneret

A. Gitelson, M. Mayo, Y. Yacobi, A. Parparov, T. Berman

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Abstract

Reflectance spectra from 400 to 750 nm were measured in Lake Kinneret, when low phytoplankton stock prevailed, with chlorophyll concentrations from 3.1 to 7.3 μg/l. Algorithms for estimation of chlorophyll (CHL) concentration were devised using reflectances in the blue and green region of the spectrum and natural solar induced fluorescence. The fluorescence was calculated either from the reflectance height above a baseline drawn between 650 and 715 nm or between 670 and 730 nm, and also from the sum of reflectance above the base line through 670 and 730 nm. This paper presents experimental evidence showing that fluorescence can be successfully used as indicator of CHL content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBetter Understanding of Earth Environment
EditorsSadao Fujimura
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages485-487
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0780312406
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1993
EventProceedings of the 13th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Tokyo, Jpn
Duration: Aug 18 1993Aug 21 1993

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Volume2

Other

OtherProceedings of the 13th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
CityTokyo, Jpn
Period8/18/938/21/93

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Gitelson, A., Mayo, M., Yacobi, Y., Parparov, A., & Berman, T. (1993). Remote sensing observations of the phytoplankton distribution in Lake Kinneret. In S. Fujimura (Ed.), Better Understanding of Earth Environment (pp. 485-487). (International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS); Vol. 2). Publ by IEEE.