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Linear algorithm for salinity distribution modelling from modis data

Marghany, Maged Mahmoud (2009) Linear algorithm for salinity distribution modelling from modis data. In: IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2009), 2009, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2009.5417778


This paper was utilized a new approach for modeling sea surface salinity (SSS) from MODIS satellite data. This was based on utilizing of the least squares method in order to retrieve SSS from multi MODIS bands data. The study shows that homogenous offshore sea surface salinity as compared with onshore SSS variations. The onshore SSS are ranged between 28.5 and 29.5 psu whereas the offshore SSS variations have maximum value of 33.8 psu. The results also show a good correlation between in situ SSS measurements and the SSS that is retrieved from MODIS satellite data with high r2 of 0.96 and RMS of bias value of ±0.37 psu. It can be said that least squares method can be used to provide a new algorithm for SSS retrieval from MODIS satellite data.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:MODIS satellite data, sea surface salinity (SSS), least square estimators, linear model
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions:Geoinformation Science And Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:15370
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:26 Sep 2011 09:50
Last Modified:26 Sep 2011 09:50

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