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A comparative assessment of satellite-derived Adriatic Sea surface temperature

Tomažić, Igor; Kuzmić, Milivoj; Notarstefano, Giuilio; Mauri, Elena; Poulain, Pierre-Marie (2011) A comparative assessment of satellite-derived Adriatic Sea surface temperature. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32 (17). pp. 4871-4892. ISSN 0143-1161

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In this article, five Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) and four Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS)-based Adriaticfocused satellite sea surface temperature (SST) products are analysed and compared with two sets of in situ SST measurements: a drifter-based dataset collected in 2003, and a platform-based dataset gathered in 2004 ; an additional set was used to validate the new SST coefficients. Analysis of satellite minus in situ SST residuals shows similar results for both in situ datasets, with the differences being within 0.2 K. All daytime SST biases exhibited positive values (less than 0.5 K). Night-time biases for short-wave infrared (IR) algorithms exhibited near zero and small negative values with an exceptionally low standard deviation (about 0.3 K) regardless of the sensor used. Analysis of filtered residual time-series allowed direct comparison between different SST products. The seasonal change in the daytime biases was found to covary with similar changes in atmospheric water vapour and the Adriatic specific wind regime.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Remote Sensing on 04 Jul 2011, available online:
Uncontrolled Keywords: SST; AVHRR; MODIS; Pathfinder; Adriatic Sea; comparison; validation; drifters
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Geophysics > Physical Oceanography
Divisions: Division for Marine and Enviromental Research
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Matematičko modeliranje cirkulacije i satelitska detekcija graničnih procesa[25022] Milivoj Kuzmić098-0982705-2707MZOS
Depositing User: Milivoj Kuzmić
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2015 09:39
DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2010.492249

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