This project ended on June 30
The GEOCOLOUR project
Preparation for Geostationary Ocean Colour
Comparison of a daily composite of SEVIRI turbidity data (T, FNU) with a single daily MODIS-Aqua observation. (Neukermans, 2012, Neukermans
, 2012). Time-series of turbidity (T, FNU) at Smartbuoy deployment locations Warp(1) and West Gabbard (2) are given in the lower Figure. SEVIRI matches the temporal variability of the in situ data well, especially at the more turbid station (1). MODIS-Aqua gives an accurate measurement, but misses the temporal variability.
A coccolithophore bloom in the Bay of Biscay, as observed by MODIS-Aqua (top row) and in SEVIRI-MSG3 daily composites (bottom row), from 17 to 29 April 2013. Replicated from Vanhellemont et al. 2013 (Vanhellemont Q., Neukermans G. & Ruddick K. (2013). High frequency measurement of suspended sediments and coccolithophores in European and African coastal waters from the geostationary SEVIRI sensor. In: Submitted to the proceedings of the EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference & 19th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology Conference, held in Vienna, Austria, 16-20 September 2013.
A synergetic combination of the high spatial resolution of MODIS-Aqua and the high temporal resolution of SEVIRI data on 11 February 2008. The image at 12:45 corresponds to the MODIS data, while other images are modulated with the relative signal derived from SEVIRI. Replicated from Vanhellemont et al. 2014 (Vanhellemont Q., Neukermans G. & Ruddick K. (2014). Synergy between polar-orbiting and geostationary sensors: Remote sensing of the ocean at high spatial and high temporal resolution. Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 145, pp. 49–62. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2013.03.035.)