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Field Experiment of an Airborne Oceanographic Lidar and Comparison with a Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
Sen Ma, Zhi-Shen Liu, Kai-Lin Zhang, Zhi-Gang Li, Shuang-Yan He

An airborne oceanographic lidar, with a frequency-tripled, Q-switched Nd: YAG laser, has been designed to measure the chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) concentration in the upper sub-surface of the sea by the Ocean Remote Sensing Institute. The surface Chl-a concentrations were measured in the Korean Bay on the 10th of September 2005. The results measured of Chl-a by lidar are compared with those of the Chl-a concentration by a Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). The MODIS has a resolution of 1 km.

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