Remote sensing reflectance obtained from spectral underwater upwelling radiance and in air solar downwelling irradiance measurements during POLARSTERN cruise ARK-XXVI/3 (PS78)


Remote sensing reflectance (RRS) at each station was obtained from profiles of upwelling radiance (Lu-( lamda)) and above water solar (downwelling) irradiance (Ed+(lamda)) measured with hyperspectral radiometers (RAMSES, TriOS GmbH, Germany) from 320 to 950 nm (3.3 nm optical resolution, spectral accuracy of 0.3 nm) . We used the same instrumentation, operation procedure and data analysis as in Taylor et al. (2011, doi:10.5194/bg-8-3609-2011) where we followed the NASA protocols (Mueller et al. 2003). This includes a correction for variation in Ed+( lamda) during profiling and excludes the Lu-( lamda) data at depths which are still influenced by surface waves. Analogously to Stramski et al. (2008, doi:10.5194/bg-5-171-2008), we calculated Lu-( lamda, 0m) by extrapolating Lu-( lamda) from below the surface waves using the average upwelling radiance attenuation coefficient for a depth interval between 1 to 11 m, and then derived RRS(lamda) from 0.5425 × Lu-( lamda, 0 m)/Ed+(lamda). Data were linearly interpolated on a 1nm wavelength grid.

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Creator Bracher, Astrid; Gonçalves-Araujo, Rafael; Dinter, Tilman; Cherkasheva, Alexandra
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Contributor Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven
Publication Year 2018
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 6015 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-130.030W, 79.148S, 60.738E, 89.598N); Arctic Ocean; Laptev Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 2011-08-21T13:56:22Z
Temporal Coverage End 2011-09-25T06:10:48Z