By R. W. Austin (auth.), Vittorio Barale, Peter M. Schlittenhardt (eds.)
Optical distant sensing is of helpful assist in knowing the marine surroundings and its biogeochemical and actual techniques. The Coastal quarter colour Scanner (CZCS), which operated on board the Nimbus-7 satellite tv for pc from overdue 1978 to early 1986, has been the most resource of ocean color facts. a lot paintings has been dedicated to CZCS info processing and research concepts in the course of the Eighties. After a decade of expertise, the productiveness of the worldwide Ocean (PGO) task - which was once verified within the framework of the overseas area yr 1992 (ISY '92) through SAFISY, the gap company discussion board of ISY - backed a workshop geared toward supplying a reference in ocean color technological know-how and at selling the complete exploitation of the CZCS historic information within the box of organic oceanography. the current quantity contains a chain of state of the art contributions on concept, functions and destiny views of ocean color. After an creation at the ancient point of view of ocean color, a couple of articles are dedicated to the CZCS theoretical history, on radiative move and in-water subject matters, in addition to on calibration, atmospheric correction and pigment focus retrieval algorithms built for the CZCS. extra, a assessment is given of significant purposes of CZCS info all over the world, performed some time past decade. the subsequent a part of the ebook is founded at the program of ocean color to the overview of marine organic info, with specific regard to plankton biomass, basic productiveness and the coupling of physical/biological versions. The hyperlinks among international oceanic construction and weather dynamics also are addressed. eventually, the final part is dedicated to destiny ways and pursuits of ocean color technology, and to deliberate sensors and platforms. The ebook is needed examining for these fascinated by ocean color and similar disciplines, offering an summary of the present prestige during this box in addition to stimulating the talk on new principles and advancements for upcoming ocean color missions.