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   In-Situ data and protocols



 

MERIS Optical Measurements Protocols

MERMAID provides valuable data for MERIS calibration and validation activities, and therefore it is essential to understand the origin of the in-situ data, the methods by which the measurements were made and the data processing stages. MERMAID consists of datasets from PIs using a variety of measurement systems and following different measurement protocols, including SeaPRISM CIMEL, TACCS, fixed buoys, handheld radiometers and profiling instruments. Two comprehensive documents overviewing MERMAID and describing these in-situ protocols are available: the Apparent Optical Properties protocols, and the Inherent Optical Properties and in-water constituents protocols




 
Dataset

The following table lists the matchup datasets in MERMAID, the location of the data, the parameters available and the number of matchups. An interactive GoogleEarth map of the locations of all datasets is available to download (you will need to install Google Earth, freely available, to view the dataset locations). Click on a MERMAID site to visit the website/PI’s site at their organisation.



Dataset


PI


Location

Lat/Lon

In-situ parameters available

Number of matchup
(MEGS 8.0)

AAOT


Giuseppe Zibordi

North Adriatic Sea

45.314N
12.508E

ρwN (λ),ρwN_ISME (λ)*,Es (λ),τ(λ),α,Chl*

1078

Abu Al-Bukhoosh


Giuseppe Zibordi

Arabian Gulf

25.49N
53.14E

ρwN (λ),τ(λ),α,Chl*

265

Algarve


John Icely

Sagres,
Portugal

36/37N
8W

ρwN (λ),ρwN_ISME (λ)*,Es (λ),Chl

132

BioOptEuroFleets


Giuseppe Zibordi (ρw)
Jean-Francois Berthon (IOP)
Elisabetta Canuti (Chl)

Black Sea

42/45N
37/31E

ρwN (λ),ρwN_ISME (λ)*,Es (λ),Chl,IOP,Kd,TSM

33

BOUSSOLE


David Antoine

W. Mediterranean

43.367N
7.9E

ρwN (λ),ρwN_ISME (λ)*,Es (λ),Chl,Kd

853

Bristol Channel and Irish Sea


David McKee

Bristol Channel &
Irish Sea

51/54N
-3/-4E

ρwN (λ),ρwN_ISME (λ)*,Es (λ),Chl,IOP,OSM,MSM

43

BSHSummerSurvey


Holger Klein

North sea
English Channel

49.0/62.5N
-6.0/8.25E

Chl

140


CaliforniaCurrent

Greg Mitchell  
Mati Kahru 

California

32.2/34.8N
120.3/123.8W


ρwN (λ),ρwN_ISME (λ)*,Es (λ),Kd,KPAR,PARzX

16


CASES

Simon belanger
Selima Ben Mustapha

Beaufort Sea

69.52/71.96N 123.22/138.93W

ρwN (λ),Chl,IOP,Kd,TSM

70



ChesapeakeBay

Michael Ondrusek

ChesapeakeBay

38.70/39.00N -76.30/.76.50W

ρwN (λ),ρwN_ISME (λ)*,Es (λ)

16



CoveSEAPRISM

Greg Schuster
Brent Holben

Chesapeake Lighthouse


36.90N
75.71W

ρwN (λ),Chl*

221


EastEngChannel

Hubert Loisel

Estern English channel

49.4/51.4N
0.0/3.0E


ρwN (λ),Chl

54


FrenchGuiana

Hubert Loisel

French Guiana

4.7/5.0S
51.9/52.3W


ρwN (λ),Chl

10

Gloria


Giuseppe Zibordi

Black Sea

44.60N
29.36E

ρwN (λ),τ(λ),α,Chl*

24

Gustav Dalen Tower


Giuseppe Zibordi

Baltic Sea

58.59N
17.47E

ρwN (λ),ρwN_ISME (λ)*,Es (λ),τ(λ),α,Chl*

446


Helgoland


Roland Doerffer

North Sea

54N
7.5/8.5E


ρwN (λ),ρwN_ISME (λ)*,Es (λ)

N/A

Helsinki Lighthouse


Giuseppe Zibordi

Baltic Sea

59.95N
24.93E

ρwN (λ),ρwN_ISME (λ)*,Es (λ),τ(λ),α,Chl*

362

MOBY


Kenneth Voss
Kent Hughes

Lanai, Hawaii

20.822N,
157.187W

ρwN (λ),ρwN_ISME (λ)*,Es (λ)

992


LISCO

Sam Ahmed
Alex Gilerson


Long Island Sound


40.95N
73.34W

ρwN (λ),τ(λ),α,Chl*

176


LJCO

Vittorio Brando

Lucinda
Australia


18.52S
146.38E

ρwN (λ),τ(λ),α,Chl*

39


MAREL

Catherine Belin

French Coast
4 buoys at :
43.32N, 4.85E
40.74N, 1.57E
47.46N, 2.57W 48.36N, 4.55W

Chl
3386

MUMMTriOS


Kevin Ruddick

European Waters

27.35N/53.83N
-11.98E/12.50E

ρwN (λ),ρwN_ISME (λ)*,Es (λ),Chl

433

MVCO


Hui Feng
Heidi Sosik

Massachusetts

41.30N
70.55W

ρwN (λ),τ(λ),α,Chl*

315

NOMAD


Jeremy Werdell
See list of PI below (**)

World wide

World wide 

ρwN (λ),ρwN_ISME (λ)*,Es (λ),Chl,IOP,Kd,KPAR,PARzX

521

N.W. Baltic Sea


Susanne Kratzer

N.W. Baltic

58N
17E

ρwN (λ),ρwN_ISME (λ)*,Es (λ),Chl

22

Pålgrunden
(Lake Vänern)


Susanne Kratzer

Pålgrunden,
Sweden

58.75N
13.15E

ρwN (λ),τ(λ),α,Chl*

179


PlumesAndBlooms

David Siegel

California

34.9/34.1N
119.1/12.1W


ρwN (λ),ρwN_ISME (λ)*,Es (λ),Chl,IOP

271


PMLNorthSeaWEC

Gavin Tilstone
North sea
Western English Channel

47/53N
-10/3.4E


Chl,IOP,TSM

56


PortCoast

Vanda Brotas

Portuguese coast


38.08/40.69N 8.79/10.50W


Chl

198

REPHY

Catherine Belin

French Coast

41.53/51.10N
  9.79/5.10W


Chl,TSM
1284

SIMBADA


Pierre-Yves Deschamps

World wide

World wide 

ρwN (λ),ρwN_ISME (λ)*,Es (λ)

510

Wadden Sea


Annelies Hommersom

Wadden Sea

52-53N
4-6W

ρwN (λ),Chl,IOP,TSM

5


WaveCIS

Bill Gibson
Alan Weidemann

Gulf of Mexico


28.86N
90.48W

ρwN (λ),τ(λ),α,Chl*

34


* ρwN_ISME (λ)* is in-situ water reflectance, computed using MERIS solar irradiance; see the MERIS Optical Measurement Protocols

* Chl* is the modeled chlorophylle provided on AERONET-OC website


** list of PIs



NOMAD


Robert Arnone
William Balch
Ken Carder
Richard Gould
Larry Harding
Stan Hooker
Zhongping Lee
Ru Morrison
Antonio Mannino
Greg Mitchell
Frank Muller-Karger
Norman Nelson
David Siegel
Dariusz Stramski
Ajit Subramaniam
Jeremy Werdell