Monitoring physical-biogeochemical interactions from space
Water leaving radiance signals in the UV / visible / NIR are sensitive to the presence of phytoplankton, other organic and inorganic particles and coloured dissolved organic materials (CDOM). OCRS therefore provides a unique window onto biogeochemical processes from space. We are leading a new avenue of research looking at coupled physical-biogeochemical processes by combining OCRS and Sea Surface Temperature imagery with state of the art models for shelf sea dynamics.
Collaborators on this work: Dr Alex Souza and Dr Jeff Polton – National Oceanography Centre Liverpool