Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

R/P-43

Ocean color measurements from the Chesapeake Bay Observing System (CBOS) in support of sea WiFS data

Principal Investigator: 

Lawrence W. Harding, Jr.

Start/End Year: 

1996 to 1998

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

William C. Boicourt, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Description: 

The objective of the proposed research is to use surface observations of ocean color on buoys to calibrate and validate satellite-derived products from the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS). Ocean color sensors will be deployed on buoys of the Chesapeake Bay Observing System (CBOS) in the mid - to lower Bay and coordinated with aircraft and satellite measurements.