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Beck, R., S. Zhan, H. Liu, S. Tong, B. Yang, M. Xu, Z. Ye, Y. Huang, S. Shu, Q. Wu, S. Wang, K. Berling, A. Murray, E. Emery, M. Reif, J. Harwood, J. Young, C. Nietch, D. Macke, M. Martin, G. Stillings, R. Stump, H. Su (2016). Comparison of satellite reflectance algorithms for estimating chlorophyll-a in a temperate reservoir using coincident hyperspectral aircraft imagery and dense coincident surface observations. Remote Sensing of Environment, 178: 15-30, [Full article]

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Brando, V.E., Lovell, J.L., King, E.A., Boadle, D., Scott, R., Schroeder, T. (2016). The Potential of Autonomous Ship-Borne Hyperspectral Radiometers for the Validation of Ocean Color Radiometry Data. Remote Sens. 8: 150. [Full article]

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Busch, J. A., Price, I., Jeauson, E., Zielinski, O., v.d. Woerd, H. J. (2016). Citizens and satellites: Assessment of phytoplankton dynamics in a NW Mediterranean aquaculture zone. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 47: 40-49; DOI 10.1016/j.jag.2015.11.107. [Full article]

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Del Bel Belluz, J., Costa., M., Reid, G., Cross, S. (2016). Bio-optical variability at a Vancouver Island aquaculture site. Limnology and Oceanography. 61, 1686-1704, doi: 10.1002/lno.10332. [Full Article]

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Fichot C. G., Downing B.D., Bergamaschi B.A., Windham-Myers L. , Marvin-DiPasquale M., Thompson D.R., and Gierach M.M. (2016). High-resolution remote sensing of water quality in the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50, 573−583. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b03518

Harmel T., Hieronymi M., Slade W., Röttgers R., Roullier F. Chami M. (2016). Laboratory experiments for inter-comparison of three volume scattering meters to measure angular scattering properties of hydrosols. Opt Express, 24(2), A234-256, doi:10.1364/OE.24.00A234. [Full text]

Hedley, J. B. Russell, K. Randolph and H. Dierssen  (2016).  A physics-based method for the remote sensing of seagrasses.  Remote Sens. Environ. 174: 134-147.

Holinde, L., Zielinski, O. (2016). Bio-optical characterization and light availability parameterization in Uummannaq Fjord and Vaigat–Disko Bay (West Greenland), Ocean Sci., 12: 117-128, doi:10.5194/os-12-117-2016. [ Full text]

Hu, L, C. Hu, and M-X. He (2017). Remote estimation of biomass of Ulva prolifera macroalgae in the Yellow Sea. Remote Sens. Environ., 192:217-227.

Kostadinov T., Cabré A., Vedantham H., Marinov I., Bracher A., Brewin R., Bricaud A., Hirata T., Hirawake T., Hardman-Mountford N., Mouw C., Roy S., Uitz J. (2017) Inter-Comparison of Phytoplankton Functional Types Derived from Ocean Color Algorithms and Earth System Models: Phenology. Remote Sensing of Environment 190: 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014

Krug, L.A., Platt, T., Sathyendranath, S., Barbosa, A.B. (2017). Ocean surface partitioning strategies using ocean colour remote Sensing: A review.  Progress in Oceanography,   155: 41–53.

Lin, H., Kuzminov, F.I., Park, J., Lee, S.H., Falkowski, P.G., Gorbunov, M.Y. (2016). The fate of photons absorbed by phytoplankton in the global ocean. Science, 351:6270, 264–267. [Abstract]

Mao, Z., et al. (2016), A dynamic sediment model based on satellite-measured concentration of the surface suspended matter in the East China Sea, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JC011466. [Full Article].

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Mishra, D.R., Ogashawara, I. and Gitelson, A.A. (eds.) (2017).  Bio-optical Modeling and Remote Sensing of Inland Waters, Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-12-804644-9

Mobley, C.D., Werdell, J., Franz, B., Ahmad, Z., and Bailey, S. (2016). Atmospheric Correction for Satellite Ocean Color Radiometry. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. USA. [PDF File]

Moses, W. J., Ackleson, S. G., Hair, J. W., Hostetler, C. A. and Miller, W. D. (2016). Spatial scales of optical variability in the coastal ocean: Implications for remote sensing and in situ sampling, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121, doi: 10.1002/2016JC011767. [Full article]

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Neukermans, G., Reynolds, R. A. and Stramski, D. (2016). Optical classification and characterization of marine particle assemblages within the western Arctic Ocean. Limnol. Oceanogr. doi:10.1002/lno.10316. [Full article]

Pahlevan, N., Sarkar, S., and Franz, B.A. (2016). Uncertainties in coastal ocean color products: Impacts of spatial sampling. Remote Sensing of Environment, 181: 14-26 (doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.03.022). [Full article].

Pan Y., Shen F., Verhoef W. (2017). An improved spectral optimization algorithm for atmospheric correction over turbid coastal waters: A case study from the Changjiang (Yangtze) estuary and the adjacent coast. Remote Sensing of Environment, 191: 197-214.

Pitarch, J., Volpe, G., Colella, S., Krasemann, H., & Santoleri, R. (2016). Remote sensing of chlorophyll in the Baltic Sea at basin scale from 1997 to 2012 using merged multi-sensor data. Ocean Science, 12(2), 379-389.

Pitarch, J., Bellacicco, M., Volpe, G., Colella, S., & Santoleri, R. (2016). Use of the quasi-analytical algorithm to retrieve backscattering from in-situ data in the Mediterranean Sea. Remote Sensing Letters, 7(6), 591-600.

Pitarch, J., Volpe, G., Colella, S., Santoleri, R., & Brando, V. (2016). Absorption correction and phase function shape effects on the closure of apparent optical properties. Applied optics, 55(30), 8618-8636.

Pitarch, J., Ruiz‐Verdú, A., Sendra, M. D., & Santoleri, R. (2017). Evaluation and reformulation of the maximum peak height algorithm (MPH) and application in a hypertrophic lagoon. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans.

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Russell, B.J., H.M. Dierssen, T.C. LaJeunesse, K.D. Hoadley, M.E. Warner, D.W. Kemp, T.G. Bateman (2016).   Spectral Reflectance of Palauan Reef-Building Coral with Different Symbionts in Response to Elevated Temperature.  Remote Sens. 8(3): 164-183.  doi:10.3390/rs8030164

Rüssmeier, N., Zielinski, O. (2016). A novel method of measuring upwelling radiance in the hydrographic sub-hull. JEOS:RP, DOI:10.2971/jeos.2016.16003 [Full text].

Sauzède, R., H. Claustre, J. Uitz, C. Jamet, G. Dall’Olmo, F. D’Ortenzio, B. Gentili, A. Poteau, and C. Schmechtig (2016), A neural network-based method for merging ocean color and Argo data to extend surface bio-optical properties to depth: Retrieval of the particulate backscattering coefficient, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JC011408. [Full article].

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Shang P., Shen F. (2016). Atmospheric Correction of Satellite GF-1/WFV Imagery and Quantitative Estimation of Suspended Particulate Matter in the Yangtze Estuary. Sensors, 16, 1997. doi:10.3390/s16121997

Sokoletsky, L., Shen, F., Yang, X., and Wei, X. (2016). Evaluation of empirical and semi-analytical spectral reflectance models for surface suspended  sediment concentration in the highly variable estuarine and coastal waters of East China. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observation and Remote Sensing, 9(11): 5182-5192. [Full Article]

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Wang, G., Lee, Z., Mishra, D. R., & Ma, R. (2016). Retrieving absorption coefficients of multiple phytoplankton pigments from hyperspectral remote sensing reflectance measured over cyanobacteria bloom waters. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 14(7), 432-447.

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Wei, J., Z. Lee, M. Ondrusek, A. Mannino, M. Tzortziou, and R. Armstrong (2016), Spectral slopes of the absorption coefficient of colored dissolved and detrital material inverted from UV-visible remote sensing reflectance, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, 1953–1969, doi:10.1002/2015JC011415. [Full Article].

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Wolanin A., Soppa M. A., Bracher A., (2016) Investigation of spectral band requirements for improving retrievals of phytoplankton functional types. Remote Sensing 8: 871; doi:10.3390/rs8100871

Xing, Q., C. Hu (2016). Mapping macroalgal blooms in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea using HJ-1 and Landsat data: Application of a virtual baseline reflectance height technique. Remote Sensing of Environment, 178: 113-126, ISSN 0034-4257, [Full Article].

Yang, X., Sokoletsky, L., Wei, X., and Shen, F. (2017). Suspended sediment concentration mapping based on the MODIS satellite imagery in the East China inland, estuarine, and coastal waters. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 35(1): 39-60. [Full Article]

Ye, H., Li, J.,Li, T., Shen, Q., Zhu, J., Wang, X., Zhang, F., Zhang, J., Zhang, B. (2016). Spectral Classification of the Yellow Sea and Implications for Coastal Ocean Color Remote Sensing. Remote Sens. 8(4): 321. doi:10.3390/rs8040321. [Full Article]

Yu X., Salam S., Shen F., Verheof W. (2016). Retrieval of the diffuse attenuation coefficient from GOCI images using the 2SeaColor model: A case study in the Yangtze Estuary. Remote Sensing of Environment, 175 (2016) 109-119.

Yu X., Shen F., Liu Y. (2016). Light absorption properties of CDOM in the Changjiang (Yangtze) estuarine and coastal waters: An alternative approach for DOC estimation. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 181: 302-311.

Zhang, M., D. English , C. Hu , P. Carlson , F. E. Muller-Karger, G. Toro-Farmer , S. R. Herwitz (2016). Short-term changes of remote sensing reflectance in a shallow-water environment: observations from repeated airborne hyperspectral measurements. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 37(7). [Full Article].

Zhao, J., M.Temimi , S. Al Kitbi , N. Mezhoud (2016). Monitoring HABs in the shallow Arabian Gulf using a qualitative satellite-based index. International Journal of Remote Sensing 37(8). [Full Article].

If you would like your peer-reviewed publications included in this bibliography, please send the information to the IOCCG Project Scientist, Dr. Venetia Stuart. Please include the full reference in the email using the following format:

Lastname, Initials., Lastname, Initials. (date). Title of publication, Journal Abbreviation, page numbers. [URL] (if available).

Please do not send the PDF file as an attachment. Note that only peer-reviewed articles will be accepted.

Another very useful ocean colour bibliography is NASA’s searchable Ocean Color Publications Database.

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