Masking Effect of the Atmosphere on Remote Sensing of Chlorophyll

  • Heinrich Quenzel
  • Martina Kaestner
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 13)


Water colour varies with the composition of the water, e.g. with its sediment and/or chlorophyll load. Consequently, it should be possible to deduce underwater properties from radiation measurements.


Remote Sensing Aerosol Optical Depth Masking Effect Water Colour Solar Elevation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinrich Quenzel
    • 1
  • Martina Kaestner
    • 1
  1. 1.Meteorological InstituteUniversity of MunichMünchen 2Germany

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