Dataset: Southern Surveyor Voyage SS 03/2006, Pigment and Ocean Colour Data


This record contains data collected on the RV Southern Surveyor, during a voyage, between Hobart and Esperence (WA) from 31 March and 9 April 2006. The data can be used for Ocean Colour sensor validation. Parameters measured are the concentration of chlorophyll and carotenoid pigments and retrieved chlorophyll a estimate, and the absorption coefficient for particulate (a/p) and detrital or non-algal (a/d) components of the water column. 7 stations were sampled and data was also recorded at 29 underway locations. The data was used primarily to validate ocean colour sensors MERIS, MODIS and SeaWIFs and the SST sensor AATSR. Samples were collected and analysed for pigments and absorption coefficients.

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