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The new Landsat 8 potential for remote sensing of colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM)

June 29, 2016

Due to a combination of factors, such as a new coastal/aerosol band and improved radiometric sensitivity of the Operational Land Imager aboard Landsat 8, the atmospherically-corrected Surface Reflectance product for Landsat data, and the growing availability of corrected fDOM data from U.S. Geological Survey gaging stations, moderate-resolution remote sensing of fDOM may now be achievable. This paper explores the background of previous efforts and shows preliminary examples of the remote sensing and data relationships between corrected fDOM and Landsat 8 reflectance values. Although preliminary results before and after Hurricane Sandy are encouraging, more research is needed to explore the full potential of Landsat 8 to continuously map fDOM in a number of water profiles.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2016
Title The new Landsat 8 potential for remote sensing of colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM)
DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.02.076
Authors E. Terrence Slonecker, Daniel K. Jones, Brian A. Pellerin
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Marine Pollution Bulletin
Series Number
Index ID 70177751
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Eastern Geographic Science Center