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Webinar: Optimizing Single-Sensor Satellite Ocean Color Data for Nearshore Reefs and Tropical Coastal Waters: Two Case Studies

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Wednesday, 04 May 2022, 3:00

Wednesday, May 4, 2022. 3:00 PM. Webinar: Optimizing Single-Sensor Satellite Ocean Color Data for Nearshore Reefs and Tropical Coastal Waters: Two Case Studies. Erick Geiger, NOAA Coral Reef Watch. Sponsored by NOAA Ocean Color Coordinating Group. More information here. Register here.

Abstract: Moderate resolution (hundreds of meters to a few kilometers) satellite ocean color data are underutilized for monitoring water quality in coastal environments due to frequent data gaps from clouds and algorithm complexities in shallow waters. Commonly used data aggregation methods potentially smooth out small-scale variability with ecological importance. Here, we demonstrate an integrated spatiotemporal data aggregating scheme using Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) data at coral reef locations in Maui, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

Bio(s): Erick Geiger comes from a background in satellite remote sensing, algorithm development, and modeling coastal ocean processes in the Mid-Atlantic region. Erick is currently employed as a Faculty Specialist at the University of Maryland Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center working as a developer and support scientist for NOAA's Coral Reef Watch program. Slides, Recordings Other Materials: available 24-48 hours following the seminar at this link:

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