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Senior AERONET Authors - Ocean Color
Davide D'Alimonte

D'Alimonte, D., Zibordi, G. (2006): Statistical assessment of radiometric measurements from autonomous systems IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens., 44, 719-728, 10.1109/TGRS.2005.862505.

D'Alimonte, D., Zibordi, G., Mélin, F. (2008):  A statistical method for generating cross-mission consistent normalized water leaving radiances. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 46., 4075-4093, 10.1109/TGRS.2008.2001819.

Hui Feng

Feng, H., Vandemark, D., Campbell, J. W. and Holben, B. N. (2008):  Evaluation of MODIS ocean colour products at a northeast United States coast site near the Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory. Intl. J. of Remote Sensing, 29 (15), 4479-4497.

Robert Frouin

Frouin, R. and Pelletier, B. (2015): Bayesian methodology for inverting satellite ocean-color data.  Remote Sensing of Environment, 159, 332-360.

Mathias Gergely

Gergely, M.; Zibordi, G. Assessment of AERONET-OC LWN uncertainties. Metrologia, 51 (2014) 40–47, doi:10.1088/0026-1394/51/1/40.

C. Goyens

C. Goyens, C. Jamet, T. Schroeder (2012), Evaluation of four atmospheric correction algorithms for MODIS-Aqua images over contrasted coastal waters, Rem. Sens. of Environ., 131, 63-75, 10.1016/j.rse.2012.12.006.

Tristan Harmel

Harmel, T., A. Gilerson, A. Tonizzo, J. Chowdhary, A. Weidemann, R. Arnone, and S. Ahmed (2012): Polarization impacts on the water-leaving radiance retrieval from above-water radiometric measurements, Applied Optics, 51, 35, 8324-8340, doi:

Harmel T., A. Gilerson, S. Hlaing, A. Tonizzo, T. Legbandt, A.Weidemann, R. Arnone, and S. Ahmed (2012), Long Island Sound Coastal Observatory: assessment of above-water radiometric measurement uncertainties using collocated multi and hyperspectral systems: reply to comment, Appl. Opt., 51, 17, 3893–3899, doi:

Harmel T., A. Gilerson, S. Hlaing, A. Tonizzo, T. Legbandt, A.Weidemann, R. Arnone, and S. Ahmed (2011), Long Island Sound Coastal Observatory: assessment of above-water radiometric measurement uncertainties using collocated multi and hyperspectral systems, Appl. Opt., 50, 5842–5860, doi:

Stan B. Hooker

S.B. Hooker and G. Zibordi (2005): Platform perturbations in above-water radiometry. Appl. Opt., 44, 553-567.

S.B. Hooker, G.Zibordi, J.-F.Berthon and J.W.Brown (2004): Above-Water Radiometry in shallow coastal waters. Applied Optics, 21,4254-4268.

Cedric Jamet

Jamet, C., H. Loisel, C. P. Kuchinke, K. Ruddick, G. Zibordi, and H. Feng (2011), Comparison of three SeaWiFS atmospheric correction algorithms for turbid waters using AERONET-OC measurements, Rem. Sens. Env., 115, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2011.03.018.

Z. P. Lee

Lee, Z. P., K. Du, K. J. Voss, G. Zibordi, B. Lubac, R. Arnone, and A. Weidemann (2011), An inherent-optical-property-centered approach to correct the angular effects in water-leaving radiance, Appl. Opt., 50, 3155-3167, doi: 10.1364/AO.50.003155.

Frederic Melin

Mélin F., G. Zibordi, J.-F. Berthon, S. Bailey, B. Franz, K. Voss, S. Flora, and M. Grant (2011), Assessment of MERIS reflectance data as processed with SeaDAS over the European seas, Opt. Express, 19, 25657-25671, doi: 10.1364/OE.19.025657.

Frédéric Mélin and Giuseppe Zibordi (2010), Vicarious calibration of satellite ocean color sensors at two coastal sites, Appl. Opt., 49, 798-810.

F.Mélin, G.Zibordi and S. Djavidnia (2009). Merged series of normalized water leaving radiance from multiple ocean color missions for the Mediterranean Sea. Advances in Space Research, 43, 423-437.

F. Melin and G. Zibordi (2007): Optically based technique for producing merged spectra of water-leaving radiances from ocean color remote sensing. Appl. Opt., 46, 3856-3869.

Timothy S. Moore

Moore, Timothy S., Janet W. Campbell, and Hui Feng (2015): "Characterizing the uncertainties in spectral remote sensing reflectance for SeaWiFS and MODIS-Aqua based on global in situ matchup data sets."  Remote Sensing of Environment, 159, 14-27.

Giuseppe Zibordi

Zibordi, G., Holben, B. N., Talone, M., D’Alimonte, D., Slutsker, I., Giles, D. M., & Sorokin, M. G. (2020). Advances in the Ocean Color component of the Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET-OC), Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology,

Zibordi, G., Mélin, F., Berthon, J.-F., and Talone, M. (2015): In situ autonomous optical radiometry measurements for satellite ocean color validation in the Western Black Sea, Ocean Sci., 11, 275-286, doi:10.5194/os-11-275-2015.

Zibordi, G., Mélin, F., Berthon, J. F., and Canuti, E. (2013). Assessment of MERIS ocean color data products for European seas. Ocean Science Discussions, 9, 521–533, 2013, doi:10.5194/os-9-521-2013.

Zibordi, Giuseppe; Mélin, F.; Berthon, J.-F. Trends in the Bias of Primary Satellite Ocean-Color Products at a Coastal Site. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE, 2012, 9: 1056-1060.

Zibordi, G., Ruddick, K., Ansko, I., Moore, G., Kratzer, S., Icely, J., & Reinart, A. (2012). In situ determination of the remote sensing reflectance: an inter-comparison. Ocean Science, 8, 567–586, 2012, doi:10.5194/os-8-567-2012.

Zibordi, G.; Mélin, F.; Berthon, J.-F. Intra-annual variations of biases in remote sensing primary ocean color products at a coastal site. Remote Sensing of Environment, 2012, 124: 627-636.

Zibordi G. (2012), Comment on "Long Island Sound Coastal Observatory: assessment of above-water radiometric measurement uncertainties using collocated multi and hyperspectral systems", Appl. Opt., 51, ,17, 3888-3892, doi:

Zibordi, G., B. Holben, F. Melin, D. D'Alimonte, J.-F Berthon, I. Slutsker, and D. Giles (2010), AERONET-OC: an overview, Can. J. Rem. Sens., 36, 5, doi: 10.5589/m10-073.

G.Zibordi, J.-F.Berthon, F.Mélin, D. D’Alimonte and S.Kaitala (2009): Validation of satellite ocean color primary products at optically complex coastal sites: northern Adriatic Sea, northern Baltic Proper and Gulf of Finland. Rem. Sens. of Environ., 113, 2574-2591.

Zibordi, G., B. Holben, I. Slutsker, D. Giles, D. D’Alimonte, F. Mélin, J.F. Berthon, D. Vandemark, H. Feng, G. Schuster, B.E. Fabbri, S. Kaitala, and J. Seppälä (2009): AERONET-OC: A Network for the Validation of Ocean Color Primary Products. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 26, 1634–1651, DOI: 10.1175/2009JTECHO654.1.

G. Zibordi, N. Strombeck, F. Melin, J.-F. Berthon (2006): Tower-based radiometric observations at a coastal site in the Baltic Proper. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 69, 649-654.

G. Zibordi, B. Holben, S. B. Hooker, F. Melin, J.-F. Berthon, I. Slutsker, D. Giles, D. Vandemark, H. Feng, K. Rutledge, G. Schuster, and A. Al Mandoos. A Network for Standardized Ocean Color Validation Measurements. EOS Transactions , 87, 30, pp. 293 and 297, 25 July 2006.

G. Zibordi, F. Melin, J.-F Berthon (2006): Comparison of SeaWiFS, MODIS and MERIS radiometric products at a coastal site. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, doi:10.1029/2006GL025778.

G. Zibordi, F. Melin and J.F Berthon (2006): A Time-Series of Above-Water Radiometric Measurements for Coastal Water Monitoring and Remote Sensing Product Validation. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 3, 120-124.

G.Zibordi, F. Melin, S. B. Hooker, D. DAlimonte and B. Holben (2004): An autonomous above-water system for the validation of ocean color radiance data. IEEE Transactions in Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 42, 401-415.

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