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Title: Normalized Water-Leaving Radiance determined from above-water radiometry - Venise (45N,12E)


AERONET-OC “Acqua Alta Oceanographic Tower” (AAOT, also identified as Venise). The site established and maintained by the JRC since 2002 is located in the northern Adriatic Sea at approximately 8 nautical miles from the Venice Lagoon, and is characterized by optically complex waters moderately dominated by sediments. AERONET-OC is the Ocean Color component of the Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET, Holben et al. 1998), a federated instrument network and data archive, managed by the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and specifically conceived to support aerosol investigations through standardized instruments and methods (Holben et al. 2001). Similar to AERONET, AERONET-OC (Zibordi et al. 2009) relies on NASA’s commitment for field instruments calibration, data processing and archiving. These activities are complemented by independent actions focused on establishing and maintaining CE-318 modified sun-photometers at coastal ...

Giuseppe Zibordi
How to cite
Zibordi, Giuseppe (2014):  Normalized Water-Leaving Radiance determined from above-water radiometry - Venise (45N,12E). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Last modified 2015-11-06
Issue date 2014-11-03
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Temporal coverage

From: 2002-04-01

Language English
Data theme(s) Environment
EuroVoc domain(s) 52 ENVIRONMENT
EuroVoc concept(s) environmental monitoring
Geographic information
System description: Recent developments in above water radiometry (Mobley 1999, Hooker et al. 2002, Zibordi et al. 2002) led to the development of a fully autonomous above-water radiometer system (Zibordi et al. 2004). This is based on the extended capability of CIMEL (Paris, ...
Geographic bounding box

45.3139° N, 12.5083° E, 45.3139° S, 12.5083° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89

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