Towards a unified approach for remote estimation of chlorophyll-a in both terrestrial vegetation and turbid productive waters

Giorgio Dall'Olmo, Anatoly A. Gitelson, Donald C. Rundquist

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Abstract

In this study we tested the applicability of a method, originally developed for terrestrial plant leaves, to retrieve chlorophyll-a concentrations from reflectance spectra of turbid productive waters. We tuned the conceptual model according to the optical characteristics of the aquatic medium, and accurately predicted chlorophyll-a concentrations in water bodies over a wide range of optical conditions. Our results provide evidence that this technique may be considered as a general solution, independent of the type of medium, for assessing chlorophyll concentration in optically deep media using remotely sensed data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)HLS 1-1 - 1-4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume30
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 2003

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Towards a unified approach for remote estimation of chlorophyll-a in both terrestrial vegetation and turbid productive waters. / Dall'Olmo, Giorgio; Gitelson, Anatoly A.; Rundquist, Donald C.

In: Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 30, No. 18, 15.09.2003, p. HLS 1-1 - 1-4.

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Dall'Olmo, Giorgio ; Gitelson, Anatoly A. ; Rundquist, Donald C. / Towards a unified approach for remote estimation of chlorophyll-a in both terrestrial vegetation and turbid productive waters. In: Geophysical Research Letters. 2003 ; Vol. 30, No. 18. pp. HLS 1-1 - 1-4.
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