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Title: Normalized Water-Leaving Radiance determined from above-water radiometry - Gloria (44N,29E)


AERONET-OC “Gloria”site in the Black Sea in Romanian waters. The site is characterized by optically complex waters moderataly dominated by sediments and colored dissolved organic matter. 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 sites of interest for individual investigators or research institutions. These modified sun-photometers, called SeaWiFS Photometer ...

Giuseppe Zibordi
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Zibordi, Giuseppe (2014):  Normalized Water-Leaving Radiance determined from above-water radiometry - Gloria (44N,29E). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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    The Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET), developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to sustain atmospheric studies at various scales with measurements from worldwide distributed autonomous sun-photometers has been extended to support marine applications. This new network component called AERONET – Ocean Color (AERONET-OC), provides the additional capability of measuring...

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Last modified 2015-11-06
Issue date 2014-11-03
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From: 2011-01-01

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, ...
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44.59997° N, 29.35967° E, 44.59997° S, 29.35967° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89

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