Algorithms for remote sensing of phytoplankton pigments in inland waters

A. Gitelson

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In order to develop algorithms for the comprehensive remote sensing of phytoplankton chlorophyll-a in inland waters simultaneous measurements of the reflectance spectra in the region of 400 to 750 nm and concentrations of chlorophyll-a, dissolved organic matter and suspended matter were carried out. Algorithms for remote estimation of chlorophyll-a content were developed and tested in a wide range of pigment concentrations. Chlorophyll-a concentrations estimated from reflectance spectra agree closely (within 3 mgm-3) with values measured at the sampling sites in the range of concentrations of 0.1 up to 300 mgm-3. The results of the research provided the possibility for the development of an appropriate methodology for remote monitoring of eutrophication processes in inland waters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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