AErosol RObotic NETwork - Ocean Color

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 the radiance emerging from the sea (i.e., water-leaving radiance) with modified sun-photometers installed on offshore platforms like lighthouses, oceanographic and oil towers. AERONET-OC is instrumental in satellite ocean color validation activities through standardized measurements a) performed at different sites with a single measuring system and protocol, b) calibrated with an identical reference source and method, and c) processed with the same code.

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Access URL http://aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/type_one_station_seaprism_new?site=Gloria&nachal=2&level=1&place_code=10
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