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Examining the least square method to retrieve sea surface salinity from MODIS satellite data

Marghany , Maged (2010) Examining the least square method to retrieve sea surface salinity from MODIS satellite data. European Journal of Scientific Research, 40 (3). 377 -386. ISSN 1450-216X

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Abstract

In this study, we investigate the relative ability of least square algorithm to retrieve sea surface salinity (SSS) from MODIS satellite data. We also examine with comprehensive comparison of the root mean square of bias the difference between second polynomial order algorithm and least square algorithm. Both the least squares and algorithm second polynomial order algorithm are used to retrieve the sea surface salinity (SSS) from multi MODIS bands data. Thus, the basic linear model has been solved by using second polynomial order algorithm and least square estimators. The accuracy of this work has been examined using the root mean square of bias of sea surface salinity retrieved from MODIS satellite data and the in situ measurements that are collected along the east coast of peninsular Malaysia by using hydrolab instrument. The study shows comprehensive relationship between least square method and in situ SSS measurements with high r2 of 0.96 and RMS of bias value of ±0.37 psu. The second polynomial order algorithm, however, has lower performance as compared to least square algorithm. Thus, RMS of bias value of ± 7.34 psu has performed with second polynomial order algorithm. In conclusions, the least square algorithm can be used to retrieve SSS from MODIS satellite data.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:least square algorithm, second polynomial order algorithm, MODIS satellite data, sea surface salinity
Subjects:T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions:Geoinformation and Real Estate
ID Code:26138
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:27 Jun 2012 08:29
Last Modified:24 Aug 2014 07:53

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