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LEO Science Seminar: Arctic-Specific Ocean Color Products for the Changing Arctic Ocean


Wesley J. Moses, Remote Sensing Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.


The Arctic Ocean is warming at a rapid rate, triggering a series of changes of significant environmental and ecological consequences that need to be monitored using remote sensing techniques. Monitoring biophysical changes in the Arctic using remote sensing techniques requires the development and successful validation of remote sensing algorithms for retrieving essential biophysical variables in water such as the concentrations of chlorophyll-a, suspended particulate matter (SPM), and particulate organic carbon (POC), and light attenuation in the water column. This presentation shows results of developing and validating SPM and POC algorithms for coastal Arctic waters, interesting patterns in spatio-temporal variations of biophysical parameters in coastal Arctic waters in the North Slope of Alaska, and brief overviews of some of other ongoing Arctic-related research at the Naval Research Laboratory.

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