This experience includes early ocean color missions, with the reappraisal of the Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS) data record for European waters, in the framework of the Ocean Colour European Archive Network (OCEAN, in collaboration with ESA) and studies with subsequent sensors (MOS, OCTS). For the last 15 years, the focus has been on global missions like MERIS, MODIS and SeaWiFS, with activities mostly centered on product development, product assessment, time series analysis and application to primary production modeling.

© ESA (MERIS), NASA (MODIS, SeaWIFS)
Activities of product and software development address various topics
  • the construction of bio-optical algorithms to be applied to specific European seas (D'Alimonte et al. 2012),
  • the combination of algorithms through advanced approaches (D'Alimonte et al. 2003, Mélin et al. 2011a),
  • the development of merging techniques (Mélin and Zibordi 2007, Mélin et al. 2007a),
  • or studies related to the functioning of atmospheric correction schemes, as related for instance to adjacency effects (Bulgarelli et al. 2014)
  • or cloud masking (Banks et al. 2015).

The development of optical classification schemes (to characterize optical water types) is also considered as a powerful instrument to manage the variability of optical properties found in the ocean (Mélin and Vantrepotte 2015).

Product assessment
Product assessment is a fundamental part of JRC activities, aiming at defining uncertainties associated with satellite products. It relies on the comparison of satellite products with field measurements, mostly collected by JRC investigators (e.g., Zibordi et al. 2010, 2011). These validation activities deal with the primary ocean color products (i.e., resulting from the atmospheric correction process), the aerosol optical depth (Mélin et al. 2010, 2013a,b,c) and the remote sensing reflectance (e.g., Zibordi et al. 2009, 2011, Mélin et al. 2011b, 2012), and with derived products such the chlorophyll-a concentration (Chla) or inherent optical properties (Mélin et al. 2007b, Zibordi et al. 2013). Another avenue to assess satellite data is by comparing products from different missions. Various techniques have been employed for this, and applied to apparent optical properties (Mélin et al. 2007a, 2009, Mélin and Franz 2014), inherent optical properties (Mélin 2011) and derived products such as Chla (Djavidnia et al. 2010, Mélin 2010, Brewin et al. 2014).

Much of the above-mentioned work is intended to pave the way for applications like the analysis of time series, particularly of Chla that is an Essential Climate Variable (ECV). Chla series have been studied to monitor the dynamics of regional ecosystems such as the northern Adriatic Sea (Mélin et al. 2011a), or to study global patterns of Chla trends (Vantrepotte and Mélin 2009, 2011, Vantrepotte et al. 2011).
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Selected publications
Mélin, F.: Impact of inter-mission differences and drifts on chlorophyll-a trend estimates. Int. J. Remote Sens., 37, 2061-2079, doi:10.1080/01431161.2016.1168949, 2016.

Mélin, F., G. Sclep, T. Jackson, S. Sathyendranath: Uncertainty estimates of remote sensing reflectance derived from comparison of ocean color satellite data set. Remote Sens. Environ., 177, 107-124, 10.1016/j.rse.2016.02.014, 2016.

Mélin, F., and V. Vantrepotte: How optically diverse is the coastal ocean? Remote Sens. Environ., 160, 235-251, 10.1016/j.rse.2015.01.023, 2015.

Mélin, F. and B.A. Franz. Assessment of satellite ocean colour radiometry and derived geophysical products, in Optical Radiometry for Oceans Climate Measurements, chap. 6.1, G. Zibordi, C. Donlon, A. Parr, eds., Elsevier Physical Science Series, 609-638, 2014.

Mélin, F., G. Zibordi, B.N. Holben: Assessment of the aerosol products from the SeaWiFS and MODIS ocean color missions. IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., 10, 10.1109/LGRS.2012.2235408, 1185-1189, 2013.

Mélin, F., Zibordi, G., Berthon, J.-F., Bailey, S., Franz, B., Voss, K.J., Flora, S., Grant, M.: Assessment of MERIS reflectance data as processed by SeaDAS over the European Seas. Opt. Exp., 19, 25657-25671, 2011.

Mélin, F., Vantrepotte, V., Clerici, M., D'Alimonte, D., Zibordi, G., Berthon, J.-F., Canuti, E.: Multi-sensor satellite time series of optical properties and chlorophyll a concentration in the Adriatic Sea. Prog. Oceanogr., 91, 229-244, 2011.

Vantrepotte, V., Mélin, F. : Inter-annual variations in the SeaWiFS global chlorophyll a concentration (1997-2007). Deep-Sea Res., I, 58, 439-441, 2011.

Vantrepotte, V., Mélin, F.: Temporal variability on SeaWiFS derived apparent optical properties in European Sea. Cont. Shelf Res., 30, 319-334, 10.1016/j.csr.2009.11.012, 2010.

Djavidnia, S., Mélin, F., Hoepffner, N.: Comparison of global ocean colour data records. Ocean Sci., 6, 61-76, 2010.


Full list of publications

2016
  • Couto, A.B., V. Brotas, F. Mélin, S. Groom, S. Sathyendranath : Inter-comparison of OC-CCI chlorophyll-a estimates with precursor datasets. Int. J. Remote Sens., in press, 2016.
  • Mélin, F.: Impact of inter-mission differences and drifts on chlorophyll-a trend estimates. Int. J. Remote Sens., 37, 2061-2079, doi:10.1080/01431161.2016.1168949, 2016.
  • Mélin, F., G. Sclep, T. Jackson, S. Sathyendranath: Uncertainty estimates of remote sensing reflectance derived from comparison of ocean color satellite data set. Remote Sens. Environ., 177, 107-124, 10.1016/j.rse.2016.02.014, 2016.
  • McClatchie, S., J. Field, A.R. Thompson, T. Gerrodette, M. Lowry, P.C. Fiedler, W. Watson, K. Nieto, and R.D. Vetter: Food limitation of sea lion pups and the decline of forage off central and southern California. Royal Society Open Science, 3: 150628, doi: 10.1098/rsos.150628, 2016.
  • Nieto, K., Y. Xu, S.L.H. Teo, S. McClatchie, and J. Holmes: How important are coastal fronts to albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) habitat in the Northeast Pacific Ocean? Prog. Oceanogr., in press, 2016.
  • Xu, Y., K. Nieto, S.L.H. Teo, S. McClatchie, and J. Holmes: Influence of fronts on the spatial distribution of albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) in the Northeast Pacific over the past 30 years (1982–2011). Prog. Oceanogr., in press, 2016.

2015

2014
  • Antoine, D., Babin, M. Berthon, J.-F., Bricaud, A., Gentili, B., Loisel, H., Maritorena, S., Stramski, D.: Shedding light on the sea: André Morel's legacy to optical oceanography. Annual Rev. Mar. Sci., 6, 1-21, 2014.
  • Brewin, A.C., Mélin, F., Sathyendranath, S., Steinmetz, F., Chuprin, A., Grant, M.: On the temporal consistency of chlorophyll products derived from three ocean-colour sensors. ISPRS J. Photogrammetry Remote Sens., 97, 171-184, 2014.
  • Bulgarelli, B., Kiselev, V., Zibordi, G.: Sumulation and analysis of adjacency effects in coastal waters: A case study. Appl. Opt., 53, 1523-1545, 2014.
  • D'Alimonte, D., Zibordi, G., Kajiyama, T., Berthon, J.-F.: Comparison between MERIS and regional high-level products in European seas. Remote Sens. Environ., 140, 378-395, 2014.
  • Gergely, M., Zibordi, G.: Assessment of AERONET-OC LWN uncertainties. Metrologia, 51, 40, 10.1088/0026-1394/51/1/40, 2014.
  • Lee, Z.-P., Shang, S., Hu, C., Zibordi, G.: Spectral interdependence of remote-sensing reflectance and its implications on the design of ocean color satellite sensors. Appl. Opt., 53, 3301-3310, 2014.
  • Reuman, D., Gislason, H., Barnes, C., Mélin, F., Jennings, S.: The marine diversity spectrum. J. Animal Ecol., 83, 963-979, 2014.

2013
  • D'Alimonte, D., Shybanov, E.B., Zibordi, G., Kajiyama, T.: Regression of in-water radiometric profile data. Opt. Exp., 21, 27707-27733 2013.
  • Kajiyama, T., D'Alimonte, D., Zibordi, G.: Regional algorithms for European seas: A case study based on MERIS data. IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., 10, 283-287, 10.1109/LGRS.2012.2202370, 2013.
  • Kouadio, J.M., Mélin, F., Djagoua, E.V., Affian, K., Hoepffner, N., Kassi, J.-B.: Seasonal variations of MERIS-derived chlorophyll-a concentration in the coastal waters of Côte d'Ivoire in relation to sea surface temperature and hydrography. Int. J. Scien. Eng. Res., 4, 1921-1930, 2013.
  • Lebrato, M., Molinero, J.C., Cartes, J.E., Lloris, D., Mélin, F., Beni-Casadella, L.: Sinking jelly carbon unveils potential environmental variability in a continental margin. PLOS ONE, 8(12), e82070, 10.1371/journal.pone.0082070, 2013.
  • Mekaoui, S., Zibordi, G.: Cosine error for a class of hyperspectral irradiance sensors. Metrologia, 50, 187, 10.1088/0026-1394/50/3/187, 2013.
  • Mélin, F., Zibordi, G., Holben, B.N.: Assessment of the aerosol products from the SeaWiFS and MODIS ocean color missions. IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., 10, 10.1109/LGRS.2012.2235408, 1185-1189, 2013.
  • Mélin, F., Zibordi, G., Carlund, T., Holben, B.N., Stefan, S.: Validation of SeaWiFS and MODIS Aqua/Terra aerosol products in coastal regions of European regional seas. Oceanologia, 55, 27-51, 10.5697/oc.55-1.027, 2013.
  • Mélin, F., B.N. Holben, Y. Courcoux: Validation of aerosol products derived from ocean colour in East African coastal waters. Afr. J. Mar. Sci., 35(3), 351-356, 2013.
  • Micheli, F., Halpern, B., Walbridge, S., Ciriaco, S., Ferretti, F., Fraschetti, S., Lewison, R., Nykjaer, L., Rosenberg, A.: Cumultive human impacts on Mediterranean and Black Sea marine ecosystems: Assessing current pressures and opportunities. PLOS ONE, 8(12), 10.1371/journal.pone.0079889, 2013.
  • Steenbeek, J., Coll, M., Gurney, L., Mélin, F., Hoepffner, N., Buszowski, J., Christensen, V.: Bridging the gap between ecosystem modelling tools and geographic information systems: Driving a food web model with external spatial-temporal data. Ecol. Model., 263, 139-151, 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2013.04.027, 2013.
  • Werdell, P.J., Franz, B.A., Bailey, S.W., Feldman, G.C., Boss, E., Brando, V.E., Dowell, M.D., Hirata, T., Lavender, S.J., Lee, Z.-P., Loisel, H., Maritorena, S., Mélin, F., Moore, T.S., Smyth, T.J., Antoine, D., Devred, E., Fanton d?Andon, O., Mangin, A.: A generalized ocean color inversion for retrieving marine inherent optical properties. Appl. Opt., 52, 2019-2037, 2013.
  • Zibordi, G., Mélin, F., Berthon, J.-F., Canuti, E.: An assessment of MERIS ocean color products for European seas. Ocean Sci., 9, 521-533, 2013.

2012
  • Bulgarelli, B., Djavidnia, S.: On MODIS retrieval of oil spill spectral properties in the marine environment. IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., 9, 398-402, 10.1109/LGRS.2011.2169647, 2012.
  • D'Alimonte, D., Zibordi, G., Berthon, J.-F., Canuti, E., Kajiyama, T.: Performance and applicability of bio-optical algorithms in different European seas. Remote Sens. Environ., 124, 402-412, 2012.
  • Eker-Develi, E., Berthon, J.-F., Canuti, E., Slabakova, N., Moncheva, S., Shtereva, G., Dzhurova, B.: Phytoplankton taxonomy based on CHEMTAX and microscopy in the northwestern Black Sea. J. Mar. Sys., 94, 18-32, 2012.
  • Gleason, A.C.R., Voss, K.J., Gordon, H.R., Twardowski, M., Sullivan, J., Trees, C., Weidemann, A. Berthon, J.-F., Clark, D., Lee, Z.-P.: Detailed validation of the bidirectional effects in various Case I and Case II waters. Opt. Exp., 20, 7630-7645, 2012.
  • Mélin, F., Zibordi, G., Berthon, J.-F.: Uncertainties in remote sensing reflectance from MODIS-Terra. IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., 9, 432-436, 10.1109/LGRS.2011.2170659, 2012.
  • Moore, T., Dowell, M.D., Franz, B.A.: Detection of coccolithophore blooms in ocean color satellite imagery: A generalized approach for use with multiple sensors. Remote Sens. Environ., 117, 249-263, 2012.
  • Toledano, C., Cachorro, V.E., Gausa, M., Stebel, K., Aaltonen, V., Berjón, A., Ortiz de Galisteo, J.P., de Frutos, A.M., Bennouna, Y., Blindheim, S., Myhre, C.L., Zibordi, G., Wehrli, C., Kratzer, S., Hakansson, B., Carlund, T., de Leeuw, G., Herber, A., Torres, B.: Overview of sun photometer measurements of aerosol properties in Scandinavia and Svalbard. Atmos. Environ., 52, 18-28, 2012.
  • Zibordi, G.: Comment on "Long Island Sound Coastal Observatory: Assessment of above-water radiometric measurement uncertainties using collocated multi and hyperspectral systems". Appl. Opt., 51, 3888-3892, 2012.
  • Zibordi, G., Mélin, F., Berthon, J.-F.: Trends in the bias of primary satellite ocean color products at a coastal site. IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., 9, 1056-1060, 10.1109/LGRS.2012.2189753, 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 Sens. Environ., 124, 627-636, 2012.
  • Zibordi, G., Ruddick, K., Ansko, I., Moore, G., Kratzer, S., Icely, J., Reinart, A.: In situ determination of the remote sensing reflectance: An inter-comparison. Ocean Sci., 8, 567-586, 10.5194/os-8-567-2012, 2012.

2011
  • Jamet, C., Loisel, H., Kuchinke, C.P., Ruddick, K., Zibordi, G., Feng, H.: Comparison of three SeaWiFS atmospheric correction algorithms for turbid waters using AERONET-OC measurements. Remote Sens. Environ., 115, 1955-1965, 2011.
  • Lee, Z.-P., Du, K., Voss, K.J., Zibordi, G., Lubac, B., Arnone, R.A., Weidemann, A.: An inherent-optical-property-centered approach to correct the angular effects in water-leaving radiance. Appl. Opt., 50, 3155-3167, 2011.
  • Mélin, F., Vantrepotte, V., Clerici, M., D'Alimonte, D., Zibordi, G., Berthon, J.-F., Canuti, E.: Multi-sensor satellite time series of optical properties and chlorophyll a concentration in the Adriatic Sea. Prog. Oceanogr., 91, 229-244, 10.1016/j.pocean.2010.12.001, 2011.
  • Mélin, F.: Comparison of SeaWiFS and MODIS time series of inherent optical properties for the Adriatic Sea. Ocean Sci., 7, 351-361, 2011.
  • Mélin, F., Zibordi, G., Berthon, J.-F., Bailey, S.W., Franz, B.A., Voss, K.J., Flora, S., Grant, M.: Assessment of MERIS reflectance data as procesed with SeaDAS over the European seas. Opt. Exp., 19, 25657-25671, 2011.
  • The MerMex Group: Marine ecosytems' responses to climatic and anthropogenic forcings in the Mediterranean. Prog. Oceanogr, 91, 97-166, 10.1016/j.pocean.2011.02.003, 2011.
  • Saba, V.S., Friedrichs, M.A.M., Antoine, A., Armstrong, R.A., Asanuma, I., Behrenfeld, M.J., Ciotti, A.M., Dowell, M.D., Hoepffner, N., Hyde, K.J.W., Ishizaka, J., Kameda, T., Marra, J., Mélin, F., Morel, A., O'Reilly, J., Scardi, M., Smith, W.O., Smyth, T.J., Tang, S., Uitz, J., Waters, K., Westberry, T.K., : An evaluation of ocean color model estimates of marine primary productivity in coastal and pelagic regions across the globe. Biogeosciences , 8, 489-503, 2011.
  • Salama, M.S., Mélin, F., van der Velde, R.: Ensemble uncertainty of inherent optical properties. Opt. Exp., 19, 16772-16783, 2011.
  • Smirnov, A., Holben, B.N., Giles, D.M., Slutsker, I., O.Neill, N.T., Eck, T.F., Macke, A., Croot, P., Courcoux, Y., Sakerin, S.M., Smyth T.J., Zielinski, T., Zibordi, G., Goes, J.I., Harvey, M.J., Quinn, P.K., Nelson, N.B., Radionov, V.F., Duarte, C.M., Losno, R., Sciare, J., Voss, K.J., Kinne, S., Nalli, N.R., Joseph, E., Moorty, K.K., Covert, D.S., Gulev, S.K., Milinevsky, G., Larouche, P., Belanger, S., Horne, E., Chin, M., Remer, L.A., Kahn, R.A., Reid, J.S., Schulz, M., Heald, C.L., Zhang, J., Lapina, K., Kleidman, R.G., Griesfeller, J., Gaitley, B.J., Tan, Q., Diehl, T.L.: Maritime aerosol network as a component of AERONET - First results and comparison with global aerosol models and satellite retrievals. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 4, 583-597, 2011.
  • Vantrepotte, V., Mélin, F.: Inter-annual variations in the SeaWiFS global chlorophyll a concentration (1997-2007). Deep-Sea Res., 58, 429-441, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.02.003, 2011.
  • Vantrepotte, V., Loisel, H., Mélin, F., Desailly, D., Duforêt-Gaurier, L.: Global particulate matter pool temporal variability over the SeaWiFS period (1997-2007). Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L02605, 10.1029/2010GL046167, 2011.
  • Zibordi, G., Berthon, J.-F., Mélin, F., D'Alimonte, D.: Cross-site consistent in situ measurements for satellite ocean color applications: The BiOMaP radiometric data set. Remote Sens. Environ., 115, 2104-2115, 2011.

2010
  • Berthon, J.-F., Zibordi, G.: Optically black waters in the northern Baltic Sea. Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L09605, 10.1029/2010GL043227, 2010.
  • Chassot, E., Bonhommeau, S., Dulvy, N., Mélin, F., Watson, R., Gascuel, D., Le Pape, O.: Global marine primary production contrains fisheries catches. Ecology Lett., 13, 495-505, 2010.
  • D'Alimonte, D., Zibordi, G., Kajiyama, T., Cunha, J.C.: Monte Carlo code for high spatial resolution ocean color simulations. Appl. Opt., 49, 4936-4950, 2010.
  • Djavidnia, S., Mélin, F., Hoepffner, N.: Comparison of global ocean colour data records. Ocean Science, 61-76, 2010.
  • Mélin, F.: Global distribution of the random uncertainty associated with satellite derived Chla. IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., 7, 220-224, 10.1109/LGRS.2009.2031825, 2010.
  • Mélin, F., Zibordi, G.: Vicarious calibration of satellite ocean color sensors at two coastal sites.. Appl. Opt., 49, 798-810, 2010.
  • Mélin, F., Clerici, M., Zibordi, G., Holben, B., Smirnov, A: Validation of SeaWiFS and MODIS aerosol products with globally-distributed AERONET data. Remote Sens. Environ., 114, 230-250, 10.1016/j.rse.2009.09.003, 2010.
  • Saba, V.S., Friedrichs, M.A.M., Carr, M.-E., Antoine, A., Armstrong, R.A., Asanuma, I., Aumont, O., Bates, N.R., Behrenfeld, M.J., Bennington, V., Bopp, L., Bruggeman, J., Buitenhuis, E.T., Church, M.J., Ciotti, A.M., Doney, S.C., Dowell, M.D., Dunne, J., Dutkiewicz, S., Gregg, W.W., Hoepffner, N., Hyde, K.J.W., Ishizaka, J., Kameda, T., Karl, D.M., Lima, I., Lomas, M.W., Marra, J., McKinley, G.A., Mélin, F., Moore, J.K., Morel, A., Salihoglu, B., Scardi, M., Smyth, T.J., Tang, S., Tjiputra, J., Uitz, J., Vichi, M., Waters, K., Westberry, T.K., Yool, A.: The challenges of modeling depth-integrated marine primary productivity over multiple decades: A case study at BATS and HOT. Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 24, GB3020, 10.1029/2009GB003655, 2010.
  • Shybanov, E.B., Berthon, J.-F., Lee, M.E., Zibordi, G.: Hypothesis of the spatial adjustment of optical inhomogeneities of water and its confirmation through experiments on measurements of light scattering. J. Experiment. Theor. Phys. Lett., 92, 671-675, 2010.
  • Vantrepotte, V., Mélin, F.: Temporal variability in SeaWiFS derived apparent optical properties in European seas. Cont. Shelf Res., 30, 319-334, 10.1016/j.csr.2009.11.012, 2010.
  • Zibordi, G., Holben, B., Mélin, F., D'Alimonte, D., Berthon, J.-F., Slutsker, I., Giles, D.: AERONET-OC: An overview. Can. J. Remote Sens., 36, 488-497, 2010.

2009
  • Friedrichs, M.A.M., Carr, M.-E., Barber, R.T., Scardi, M., Antoine, A., Armstrong, R.A., Asanuma, I., Behrenfeld, M.J., Buitenhuis, E.T., Chai, F., Christian, J.R., Ciotti, A.M., Doney, S.C., Dowell, M.D., Dunne, J., Gentili, B., Gregg, W., Hoepffner, N., Ishizaka, J., Kameda, T., Lima, I., Marra, J., Mélin, F., Moore, J.K., Morel, A., O'Malley, R.T., O'Reilly, J., Saba, V.S., Schmeltz, M., Smyth, T.J., Tjiputraw, J., Waters, K., Westberry, T.K., Winguth, A.: Assessing the uncertainties of model estimates of primary productivity in the tropical Pacific Ocean. J. Mar. Sys., 76, 113-133, 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2008.05.010, 2009.
  • Mélin, F., Zibordi, G., Djavidnia, S.: Merged series of normalized water leaving radiances obtained from multiple satellite missions for the Mediterranean Sea. Adv. Space Res., 43, 423-437, 10.1016/j.asr.2008.04.004, 2009.
  • Moore, T.S., Campbell, J.W., Dowell, M.D.: A class-based approach to characterizing and mapping the uncertainty of the MODIS ocean chlorophyll product. Remote Sens. Environ., 113, 2424-2430, 2009.
  • Smirnov, A., Holben, B.N., Slutsker, I., Giles, D.M., McClain, C.R., Eck, T.F., Sakerin, S.M., Macke, A., Croot, P., Zibordi, G., Quinn, P.K., Sciare, J., Kinne, S., Harvey, M., Smyth, T.J., Piketh, S., Zielinski, T., Proshutinsky, A., Goes, J.I., Nelson, N.B., Larouche, P., Radionov, V.F., Goloub, P., Krishna Moorthy, K., Matarrese, R., Robertson, E.J., Jourdin, F.: Maritime Aerosol Network as a component of Aerosol Robotic Network. J. Geophys. Res., 114, D06204, 10.1029/2008JD011257, 2009.
  • Vantrepotte, V., Mélin, F.: Temporal variability of 10-year global SeaWiFS time series of phytoplankton chlorophyll a concentration. ICES J. Mar. Sci., 66, 1547-1556, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsp107, 2009.
  • Zibordi, G., Berthon, J.-F., D'Alimonte, D.: An evalutation of radiometric products from fixed-depth and continuous in-water profile data from moderately complex waters. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 26, 91-106, 2009.
  • Zibordi, G., Holben, B.N., Slutsker, I., Giles, D., D'Alimonte, D., Mélin, F., Berthon, J.-F., Vandemark, D., Feng, H., Schuster, G., Fabbri, B.E., Kaitala, S., Seppala, J.: AERONET-OC: A network for the validation of ocean color primary radiometric products. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 26, 1634-1651, 2009.
  • Zibordi, G., Berthon, J.-F., Mélin, F., D'Alimonte, D., Kaitala, S.: Validation of satellite ocean color primary products at optically complex coastal sites: northern Adriatic Sea, northern Baltic Proper and Gulf of Finland. Remote Sens. Environ., 113, 2574-2591, 2009.

2008
  • Brunet, C., Casotti, R., Vantrepotte, V.: Phytoplankton diel and vertical variability in photobiological responses at a coastal station in the Mediterranean Sea. J. Plank. Res., 30, 645-654, 2008.
  • Clerici, M., Mélin, F.: Aerosol direct radiative effect in the Po Valley region derived from AERONET measurements. Atmos. Chem. Phys. , 8, 4925-4946, 2008.
  • D'Alimonte, D., Zibordi, G., Mélin, F.: 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, 2008.
  • Eker-Develi, E., Berthon, J.-F., van der Linde, D.: Phytoplankton class determination by microscopic and HPLC-CHEMTAX analyses in the southern Baltic Sea. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 359, 69-87, 2008.
  • Gobron, N., Pinty, B., Aussedat, O., Taberner, M., Faber, O., Mélin, F., Lavergne, T., Robustelli, M., Snoeij, P.: Uncertainty estimates for the FAPAR operational products derived from MERIS - Impacts of top-of-atmosphere radiance uncertainties and validation with field data. Remote Sens. Environ., 112, 1871-1883, 2008.
  • Jennings, S., Mélin, F., Blanchard, J.L., Forster, R.M., Dulvy, N.K., Wilson, R.W.: Global-scale predictions of community and ecosystem properties from simple ecological theory. Proc. Royal Society Lond. B, , 275, 1375-1383, 10.1098/rspb.2008.0192, 2008.
  • Kideys, A.E., Roohi, A., Eker-Develi, E., Mélin, F., Beare, D.: Increased chlorophyll levels in the southern Caspian Sea following an invasion of jellyfish. Res. Lett. Ecol. , 10.1155/2008/185642, 2008.
  • Panigada, S., Zanardelli, M., MacKenzie, M.,Donovan, C., Mélin, F., Hammond, F.S.: Modelling habitat preferences for fin whales and striped dolphins in the Pelagos Sanctuary (Western Mediterranean Sea). Remote Sens. Environ., 112, 3400-3412, 2008.

2007
  • Berthon, J.-F., Shybanov, E., Lee, M., Zibordi, G.: Measurements and modeling of the volume scattering function in the coastal northern Adriatic Sea. Appl. Opt., 46, 5189-5203, 2007.
  • Brunet, C., Casotti, R., Vantrepotte, V., Conversano, F.: Vertical variability and diel dynamics of picophytoplankton in the Strait of Sicily (Mediterranean Sea) in summer. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 346, 15-26, 2007.
  • Chassot, E., Mélin, F., Le Pape, O., Gascuel, D.: Bottom-up control determines fisheries production at the scale of eco-regions in the European seas. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 343, 45-55, 2007.
  • D'Alimonte, D., Zibordi, G., Berthon, J.-F.: A statistical index of bio-optical sea-water types. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 45, 2644-2651, 2007.
  • Gobron, N., Pinty, B., Mélin, F., Taberner, M., Verstraete, M.M., Robustelli, M., Widlowski, J.-L.: Evaluation of the MERIS/ENVISAT FAPAR product. Adv. Space Res., 10.1016/j.asr.2006.02.048, 39, 105-115, 2007.
  • Loisel, H., Meriaux, X., Berthon, J.-F., Poteau, A.: Investigation of the optical back-scattering to scattering ratio of marine particles in relation with their biogeochemical composition in the eastern English Channel and southern North Sea. Limnol. Oceanogr., 52, 739-752, 2007.
  • Mélin, F., Zibordi, G.: An optically-based technique for producing merged spectra of water leaving radiances from ocean color. Appl. Opt., 46, 3856-3869, 2007.
  • Mélin, F., Zibordi, G., Djavidnia, S.: Development and validation of a technique for merging satellite derived aerosol optical depth from SeaWiFS and MODIS. Remote Sens. Environ., 108, 436-450, 2007.
  • Mélin, F., Zibordi, G., Berthon, J.-F.: Assessment of satellite ocean color products at a coastal site. Remote Sens. Environ., 110, 192-215, 2007.
  • Vantrepotte, V., Brunet, C., Mériaux, Lécuyer, E., Vellucci, V., Santer, R.: Bio-optical properties of coastal waters in the eastern English Channel. Estuarine, Coast. Shelf Sci., 72, 201-212, 2007.
  • Zibordi, G., Bulgarelli, B.: Effects of cosine error in irradiance measurements from field ocean color radiometers. Appl. Opt., 46, 5529-5538, 2007.

2006
  • Brunet, C., Casotti, R., Vantrepotte, V., Corato, F., Conversano, F.: Picophytoplankton diversity and photoacclimation in the Strait of Sicily (Mediterranean Sea) in summer. I. Mesoscale variations. Aquat. Microbial Ecol., 44, 127-141, 2006.
  • Carr, M.-E., Friedrichs, M.A.M., Schmeltz, M., Aita, M.N., Antoine, A., Arrigo, K.R., Asanuma, I., Aumont, O., Barber, R., Behrenfeld, M., Bidigare, R., Buitenhuis, E., Campbell, J., Ciotti, A., Dierssen, H., Dowell, M., Dunne, J., Esaias, W., Gentili, B., Groom, S., Hoepffner, N., Ishizaka, J., Kameda, T., Le Quéré, C., Lohrenz, S., Marra, J., Mélin, F., Moore, K., Morel, A., Reddy, T., Ryan, J., Scardi, M., Smyth, T., Turpie, K., Tilstone, G.H., Waters, K., Yamanaka, Y.: A comparison of marine primary production estimates from ocean color: Global fields. Deep Sea Res., II, 53, 741-770, 2006.
  • D'Alimonte, D., Zibordi, G.: Statistical assessment of radiometric measurements from autonomous systems IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens., 44, 719-728, 10.1109/TGRS.2005.862505, 2006.
  • Gobron, N., Pinty, B., Taberner, M., Mélin, F., Verstraete, M.M., Widlowski, J.-L.: Monitoring the photosynthetic activity of vegetation from remote sensing data. Adv. Space Res., 38, 2196-2202, 10.1016/j.asr.2003.07.079, 2006.
  • Gobron, N., Pinty, B., Aussedat, O., Chen, J.M., Cohen, W.B., Fensholt, R., Gond, V., Huemmrich, K.F., Lavergne, T., Mélin, F., Privette, J.L., Sandholt, I., Taberner, M., Turner, D.P., Verstraete, M.M., Widlowski, J.-L.: Evaluation of Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation products for different canopy radiation transfer regimes: Methodology and results using Joint Research Centre products derived from SeaWiFS against ground-based estimations. J. Geophys. Res., 111, D13110, 10.1029/2005JD006511, 2006.
  • Kamburska, L., Fonda-Umani, S.: Long-term copepod dynamics in the Gulf of Trieste (Northern Adriatic Sea): Recent changes and trends. Clim. Res., 31, 195-203, 2006.
  • Mélin, F., Clerici, M., Zibordi, G., Bulgarelli, B.: Aerosol variability in the Adriatic Sea from automated optical field measurements and SeaWiFS. J. Geophys. Res., 111, D22201, 2006JD007226, 2006.
  • Zibordi, G.: Immersion factor of in-water radiance sensors: Assessment for a class of radiometers. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 23, 302-313, 2006.
  • Zibordi, G., Mélin, F.,Berthon, J.-F.: Comparison of SeaWiFS, MODIS and MERIS radiometric products at a coastal site. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L06617, 10.1029/2006GL025778, 2006.
  • Zibordi, G., Mélin, F., Berthon, J.-F.: A time series of above-water radiometric measurements for coastal water monitoring and remote sensing product validation. IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., 3, 120-124, 10.1109/LGRS.2005.858486, 2006.
  • Zibordi, G., Holben, B.N., Hooker, S.B., Mélin, F., Berthon, J.-F., Slutsker, I., Giles, D., Vandemark, D., Feng, H., Rutledge, K., Schuster, G., Al Mandoos, A.: A network for standardized ocean color validation measurements. EOS Trans. Am. Geophys. Union, 87, 30, pp. 293,297, 2006.
  • Zibordi, G., Darecki, M.: Immersion factors for the RAMSES series of hyper-spectral underwater radiometers. J. Opt. A.: Pure Appl. Opt., 8, 252-258, 2006.
  • Zibordi, G., Strömbeck, N., Mélin, F., Berthon, J.-F.: Tower-based radiometric observations at a coastal site in the Baltic Proper. Estuarine, Coast. Shelf Sci., 69, 649-654, 2006.

2005
  • Gobron, N., Pinty, B., Mélin, F., Taberner, M., Verstraete, M., Belward, A., Lavergne, T., Widlowski, J.-L.: The state of vegetation in Europe following the 2003 drought. Int. J. Remote Sens., 26, 2013-2020, 2005.
  • Herbette, S., Morel, Y., Arhan, M.: Erosion of a surface vortex by a seamount in the Beta plane. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 35, 2012-2030, 2005.
  • Hooker, S.B., Zibordi, G.: Platform perturbations in above-water radiometry. Appl. Opt., 44, 553-567, 2005.
  • Hooker, S.B., Zibordi, G.: Advanced methods for characterizing the immersion factor of irradiance sensors. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 22, 757-770, 2005.
  • Hui, F., Campbell, J.W., Dowell, M.D., Moore, T.S.: Modeling spectral reflectance of optically complex waters using bio-optical measurements from Tokyo Bay. Remote Sens. Environ., 99, 232-243, 2005.
  • Kideys, A.E., Soydemir, N., Eker, E., Vladymyrov, V., Soloviev, D., Mélin, F.: Phytoplankton distribution in the Caspian Sea during March 2001. Hydrobiologia, 543, 159-168, 2005.
  • Mélin, F., Berthon, J.-F., Zibordi, G.: Assessment of apparent and inherent optical properties derived from SeaWiFS with field data. Remote Sens. Environ., 97, 540-553, 2005.
  • Mélin, F., Zibordi, G.: Aerosol variability in the Po Valley analyzed from automated optical measurements. Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L03810, 10.1029/2004GL021787, 2005.
  • Son, S., Campbell, J., Dowell, M.D., Yoo, S.: Decadal variability in the Yellow and East China Seas as revealed by satellite ocean color data (1978-2003). Ind. J. Mar. Sci., 34, 418-429, 2005.
  • Stips, A., Burchard, H., Bolding, K., Prandke, H., Simon, A., Wuest, A.: Measurement and simulation of viscous dissipation in the wave affected surface layer. Deep-Sea Res., II, 52, 1133-1155, 2005.

2004
  • Barale, V., Schiller, C., Villacastin, C., Tacchi, R.: The Adriatic Sea surface temperature historical record from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer data (1981-1999). Int. J. Remote Sens., 25, 1363-1369, 2004.
  • Berthon, J.-F., Zibordi, G.: Bio-optical relationships for the northern Adriatic Sea. Int. J. Remote Sens., 25, 1527-1532, 2004.
  • Bulgarelli, B., Doyle, J.-P.: Comparison between numerical models for radiative transfer simulation in the atmosphere-ocean system. J. Quant. Spectros. Radiative Transfer, 86, 315-334, 2004.
  • Claustre, H., Hooker, S.B., Van Heukelem, L., Berthon, J.-F., Barlow, R., Ras, J., Sessions, H., Targa, C., Thomas, C.S., van der Linde, D., Marty, J.-C.: An intercomparison of HPLC phytoplankton pigment methods using in situ samples: application to remote sensing and database activities. Mar. Chem., 85, 41-61, 2004.
  • D'Alimonte, D., Zibordi, G., Berthon, J.-F.: Determination of CDOM and NPPM absorption coefficient spectra from coastal water remote sensing reflectance. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 42, 1770-1777, 2004.
  • Donlon, C.J., Nykjaer, L., Gentemann, C.: Using sea surface temperature measurements from microwave and infrared satellite measurements. Int. J. Remote Sens., 25, 1331-1336, 2004.
  • Druon, J.-N., Schrimpf, W., Dobricic, S., Stips, A.: Comparative assessment of large-scale marine eutrophication: North Sea area and Adriatic Sea as case studies. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 272, 1-23, 2004.
  • Hooker, S.B., Zibordi, G., Berthon, J.F., Brown, J.W.: Above-water radiometry in shallow waters. Appl. Opt., 43, 4254-4268, 2004.
  • Kisselev, V., Bulgarelli, B.: Reflection of light from a rough water surface in numerical methods for solving the radiative transfer equation. J. Quant. Spectros. Radiative Transfer, 85, 419-435, 2004.
  • Snaith, H.M., Gade, M., Gordon, W.J., Mangin, A., Barale, V., Rud, O., Ishii, M.: Clean Seas: A North Sea test site. Int. J. Remote Sens., 25, 1341-1347, 2004.
  • Stips, A., Bolding, K., Pohlmann, T., Burchard, H.: Simulating the temporal and spatial dynamics of the North Sea using the new model GETM (general estuarine transport model). Ocean Dyn., 54, 266-283, 2004.
  • Zibordi, G., Berthon, J.-F., Bulgarelli, B., D'Alimonte, D., van der Linde, D., Mélin, F., Targa, C.: Ocean colour validation activities at the Acqua Alta Oceanographic Tower in the Northern Adriatic Sea. Int. J. Remote Sens., 25, 1533-1537, 2004.
  • Zibordi, G., Mélin, F., Hooker, S.B., D'Alimonte, D., Holben, B.N.: An autonomous above-water system for the validation of ocean color radiance data. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 42, 401-415, 2004.
  • Zibordi, G., Hooker, S.B., Mueller, J., Lazin, G.: Characterization of the immersion factor for a series of in-water optical radiometers. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 21, 501-514, 2004.
  • Zibordi, G., D'Alimonte, D., Berthon, J.-F.: An evaluation of depth requirements for optical profiling in coastal waters. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 21, 1059-1073, 2004.

2003
  • Babin, M., Stramski, D., Ferrari, G.M., Claustre, H., Bricaud, A., Obolensky, G., Hoepffner, N.: Variations in the light absorption coefficients of phytoplankton, nonalgal particles, and dissolved organic matter in coastal waters around Europe. J. Geophys. Res., 108, 3211, 10.1029/2001JC000882, 2003.
  • Barale, V.: Environmental remote sensing of the Mediterranean Sea. J. Environ. Sci. Health, A38, 1681-1688, 2003.
  • Barbini, R., Colao, F., Fantoni, R., Ferrari, G.M., Lai, A., Palucci, A.: Application of a lidar fluorosensor system to the continuous and remote monitoring of the Southern Ocean and Antarctic Ross Sea: results collected during the XIII and XV Italian oceanographic campaigns. Int. J. Remote Sens., 24, 3191-3204, 2003.
  • Bulgarelli B., Zibordi, G.: Remote sensing of ocean colour: accuracy assessment of an approximate atmospheric correction code. Int. J. Remote Sens., 24, 491-509, 2003.
  • Bulgarelli B., Zibordi, G., Berthon, J.-F.: Measured and modeled radiometric quantities in coastal waters: Towards a closure. Appl. Opt., 42, 5365-5381, 2003.
  • Bulgarelli, B., Mélin, F., Zibordi, G.: SeaWiFS-derived products in the Baltic Sea: performance analysis of a simple atmospheric correction algorithm. Oceanologia, 45, 655-677, 2003.
  • Charria, G., Mélin, F., Dadou, I., Radenac, M.-H., Garçon, V.: Rossby waves and ocean color: the cells uplifting hypothesis in the South Atlantic subtropical convergence zone. Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, 1125, 10.1029/2002GL016390, 2003.
  • Chu, D.A., Kaufman, Y.J., Zibordi, G., Chern, J.D., Mao, J., Li, C., Holben, B.N.: Global monitoring of air pollution over land from the Earth Observing System - Terra Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). J. Geophys. Res., 108, 4661, 10.1029/2002JD003179, 2003.
  • D'Alimonte, D., Mélin, F., Zibordi, G., Berthon, J.-F.: Use of the novelty detection technique to identify the range of applicability of the empirical ocean color algorithms. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 41, 2833-2843, 2003.
  • D'Alimonte, D., Zibordi, G.: Phytoplankton determination in an optically complex coastal region using a multilayer perceptron neural network. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 41, 2861-2868 2003.
  • Eleveld, M.A, Schrimpf, W., Siegert, A.G.: User requirements and information definition for a virtual coastal and marine data warehouse. Ocean and Coastal Management, 46, 487-505, 2003.
  • Ferrari, G.M., Bo, F.G., Babin, M.: Geo-chemical and optical characterizations of suspended matter in European coastal waters. Estuarine Coast. Shelf Sci., 57, 17-24, 2003.
  • Finenko, Z.Z., Hoepffner, N., Williams, R., Piontkovski, S.A.: Phytoplankton carbon to chlorophyll a ratio: Response to light, temperature and nutrient limitation. Mar. Ecol. J., 2, 40-64, 2003.
  • Garcia-Gorriz, E., Hoepffner, N., Ouberdous, M.: Assimilation of SeaWiFS data in a coupled physical-biological model of the Adriatic Sea. J. Mar. Sys., 40-41, 233-252, 2003.
  • Gentemann, C.L., Donlon, C.J., Stuart-Menteth, A., Wentz, F.J.: Diurnal signals in satellite sea surface temperature measurements. Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, 1140, 10.1029/2002GL016291, 2003.
  • Hardman-Mountford, N.J., Richardson, A.J., Agenbag, J.J., Hagen, E., Nykjaer, L., Shillington, F.A., Villacastin, C.: Ocean climate of the South East Atlantic observed from satellite data and wind models. Prog. Oceanogr., 59, 181-221, 2003.
  • Jonas, T., Stips, A., Eugster, W., Wüest, A.: Observations of a quasi shear-free lacustrine convective boundary layer: Stratification and its iplications on turbulence. J. Geophys. Res., 108, 3328, 10.1029/2002JC001440, 2003.
  • Kononen, K., Huttunen, M., Haellfors, S., Gentien, P., Lunven, M., Huttula, T., Laanemets, J., Lilover, M., Pavelson, J., Stips, A.: Development of a deep chlorophyll maximum of Heterocapsa Triquetra Ehrenb. at the entrance to the Gulf of Finland. Limnol. Oceanogr., 48, 594-607, 2003.
  • Lilover, M, Laanemets, J., Kullas, T., Stips, A., Kononen, K.: Late summer vertical nutrient fluxes estimated from direct turbulence measurements: a Gulf of Finland case study. Proc. Estonian Acad. Sci. Biol. Ecol., 52, 193-204, 2003.
  • Maar, M., Nielsen, T.G., Stips, A., Visser, A.W.: Microscale distribution of zooplankton in relation to turbulent diffusion. Limnol. Oceanogr., 48, 1312-1325, 2003.
  • Mélin, F., Zibordi, G., Berthon, J.-F.: Assessment of SeaWiFS atmospheric and marine products for the Northern Adriatic Sea. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 41, 548-558, 2003.
  • Pinty, B., Gobron, N., Verstraete, M.M., Mélin, F., Widlowski, J.-L., Govaerts, Y., Diner, D.J., Fielding, E., Nelson, D.L., Madariaga, R., Tuttle, M.P.: Observing earthquake related dewatering using MISR/Terra satellite data. EOS Trans. Am. Geophys. Union, 84, 37-48, 2003.
  • Serra, T., Granata, T., Colomer, J., Stips, A., Moehlenberg, F., Casamitjana, X.: The role of advection and turbulent mixing in the vertical distribution of phytoplankton. Estuarine Coast. Schelf Sci., 56, 53-62, 2003.
  • Tassan, S., Ferrari, G.M.: Variability of light absorption by aquatic particles in the near-infrared spectral region. Appl. Opt., 42, 4802-4810, 2003.

2002
  • Barale, V., Cipollini, P., Davidov, A., Mélin, F.: Water constituents in the North-western Black Sea from optical remote sensing and in situ data. Estuarine Coast. Shelf Sci., 54, 309-320, 2002.
  • Bolding, K., Burchard, H., Pohlmann, T., Stips, A.: Turbulent mixing in the northern North Sea: A numerical model study. Cont. Shelf Res., 22, 2707-2724, 2002.
  • Bouvet, M., Hoepffner, N., Dowell, M.D.: Parameterization of a spectral solar irradiance model for the global ocean using multiple satellite sensors. J. Geophys. Res., 107, 3215, 10.1029/2001JC001126, 2002.
  • Burchard, H., Bolding, K., Rippeth, T.P., Stips, A., Simpson, J.H., Sündermann, J.: Microstructure of turbulence in the northern North Sea: A comparative study of observations and model simulations. J. Sea Res., 47, 223-238, 2002.
  • Campbell, J.W., Antoine, D., Armstrong, R., Arrigo, K., Balch, W., Barber, R., Behrenfeld, M., Bidigare, R., Bishop, J., Carr, M.-E., Esaias, W., Falkowski, P., Hoepffner, N., Iverson, R., Kiefer, D., Lohrenz, S., Marra, J., Morel, A., Ryan, J., Vedernikov, V., Waters, K., Yentsch, C., Yoder, J.: Comparison of algorithms for estimating ocean primary production from surface chlorophyll, temperature, and irradiance. Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 16, 10.1029/2001GB001444, 2002.
  • Donlon, C.J., Minnett, P.J., Gentemann, C., Nightingale, T.J., Barton, J.J., Ward, B., Murray, M.J.: Toward improved validation of satellite sea surface skin temperature measurements for climate research. J. Clim., 15, 353-469, 2002.
  • Doyle, J.P., Zibordi, G.: Optical propagation within a three-dimensional shadowed atmosphere-ocean field: Application to large deployment structures. Appl. Opt., 41, 4283-4306, 2002.
  • Mélin, F., Steinich, C., Gobron, N., Pinty, B., Verstraete, M.M.: Optimal merging of LAC and GAC data from SeaWiFS. Int. J. Remote Sens., 23, 801-807, 2002.
  • Stips, A., Burchard, H., Bolding, K., Eifler, W.: Modelling of convective turbulence with a two-equation - turbulence closure scheme. Ocean Dyn., 52, 153-168, 2002.
  • Sturm, B., Zibordi, G.: SeaWiFS atmospheric correction by an approximate model and vicarious calibration. Int. J. Remote Sens., 23, 489-501, 2002.
  • Tassan, S., Ferrari, G.M.: A sensitivty analysis of the 'Transmittance-Reflectance' method for measuring light absorption by aquatic particulates. J. Plank. Res., 24, 757-774, 2002.
  • Tassan, S., Allali, K.: Proposal for the simultaneous measurement of light absorption and backscattering by aquatic particulates. J. Plank. Res., 24, 471-479, 2002.
  • Visser, A.W., Stips, A.: Turbulence and zooplankton production: insights from PROVESS. J. Sea Res., 47, 317-329, 2002.
  • Zibordi, G., Hooker, S.B., Berthon, J.-F., D'Alimonte, D.: Autonomous above-water radiance measurements from an offshore platform: a field assessment experiment. J. Atmos. Oceano. Tech., 19, 808-819, 2002.

2001
  • Eifler, W., Donlon, C.J.: Modeling the thermal surface signature of breaking waves. J. Geophys. Res., 106, 27163-27185, 2001.
  • Garcia-Gorriz, E., Carr, M.-E.: Physical control of phytoplankton distributions in the Alboran Sea: A numerical and satellite approach. J. Geophys. Res., 106, 16795-16805, 2001.
  • Holben, B. N., Tanré, D., Smirnov, A., Eck, T.F., Slutsker, I., Abuhassan, N., Newcomb, W. W., Schafer, J. S., Chatenet, B., Lavenu, F., Kaufman, Y.J., Vande Castle, J., Setzer, A., Markham, B., Clark, D., Frouin, R., Halthore, R., Karneli, A., O'Neill, N.T., Pietras, C., Pinker, R.T., Voss, K., Zibordi, G.: An emerging ground-based aerosol climatology: Aerosol optical depth from AERONET. J. Geophys. Res., 106, 12067-12097, 2001.
  • Zibordi, G., Berthon, J.-F.: Relationships between Q-factor and seawater optical properties in a coastal region. Limnol. Oceanogr., 46, 1130-1140, 2001.

2000
  • Berthon, J.-F., Zibordi, G., Hooker, S.B.: Marine optical measurements of a mucilage event in the northern Adriatic Sea. Limnol. Oceanogr., 45, 322-327, 2000.
  • Ferrari, G.M.: The relationship between chromophoric dissolved organic matter and dissolved organic carbon in the European Atlantic coastal area and in the West Mediterranean Sea (Gulf of Lions). Mar. Chem., 70, 339-357, 2000.
  • Périgaud, C., Mélin, F., Cassou, C.: ENSO simulated by intermediate coupled models and evaluated with observations over 1970-98. I. Role of the off-equatorial variability. J. Clim., 13, 1605-1634, 2000.
  • Tassan, S., Ferrari, G.M., Bricaud, A., Babin, M.: Variability of the amplification factor of light absorption by filter-retained aquatic particles in the coastal environment. J. Plank. Res., 22, 659-668, 2000.

1999
  • Barale, V.: Ocean colour comes of age. Int. J. Remote Sens., 20, 1197-1199, 1999.
  • Barale, V., Larkin, D., Fusco, L., Melinotte, J.M., Pittella, G.: OCEAN Project: the European archive of CZCS historical data. Int. J. Remote Sens., 20, 1201-1218, 1999.
  • Bricaud, A., Morel, A., Barale, V.: MERIS potential for ocean colour studies in the open ocean. Int. J. Remote Sens., 20, 1757-1769, 1999.
  • Bulgarelli, B., Kisselev, V.B., Roberti, L.: Radiative transfer in the atmosphere-ocean system: The finite-element method. Appl. Opt., 38, 1530--1542, 1999.
  • Donlon, C.J., Nightingale, T.J., Sheasby, T., Turner, J., Robinson, I.S., Emery, W.J.: Implications of the oceanic thermal skin temperature deviation at high wind speed. Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 2505-2508, 1999.
  • Ferrari, G.M., Tassan, S.: A method using chemical oxidation to remove light absorption by phytoplankton pigments. J. Phycol., 35, 1090-1098, 1999.
  • Hoepffner, N., Sturm, B., Finenko, Z., Larkin, D.: Depth-integrated primary production in the eastern tropical and subtropical North Atlantic basin from ocean colour imagery. Int. J. Remote Sens., 20, 1435-1456, 1999.
  • Jaquet, J.-M., Tassan, S., Barale, V., Sarbaji, M.: Bathymetric and bottom effects on CZCS chlorophyll-like pigment estimation: data from the Kerkennah Shelf (Tunisia). Int. J. Remote Sens., 20, 1343-1362, 1999.
  • Semovski, S.V., Dowell, M.D., Hapter, R., Szczucka, J., Beszczynska-Møller, A., Darecki, M.: The integration of remotely sensed, seatruth and modelled data in the investigation of mesoscale features in the Baltic coastal phytoplankton field. Int. J. Remote Sens., 20, 1265-1287, 1999.
  • Sturm, B., Barale, V., Larkin, D., Andersen, J.H., Turner, M.: OCEANcode: the complete set of algorithms and models for the Level-2 processing of European CZCS historical data. Int. J. Remote Sens., 20, 1219-1248, 1999.
  • Zibordi, G., Doyle, J.P., Hooker, S.B.: Offshore tower shading effects on in-water optical measurements. J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 16, 1767-1779, 1999.

1998
  • Doyle, J.P., Rief, H.: Photon transport in three-dimensional structures treated by random walk techniques: Monte Carlo benchmark of ocean colour simulations. Math. Computers Simulations, 47, 215-241, 1998.
  • Ferrari, G.M., Dowell, M.D.: CDOM absorption characteristics with relation to fluorescence and salinity in coastal areas of the southern Baltic Sea. Estuarine, Coast. Shelf Res., 47, 91-105, 1998.
  • Tassan, S.: A procedure to determine the particulate content of shallow water from Thematic Mapper data. Int. J. Remote Sens., 19, 557-562, 1998.
  • Tassan, S., Ferrari, G.M.: Measurement of light absorption by aquatic particles retained on filters: Determination of the optical pathlength amplification by the 'transmittance-reflectance' method. J. Plank. Res., 20, 1699-1709, 1998.

1997
  • Périgaud, C., Zebiak, S.E., Mélin, F., Boulanger, J.-P., Dewitte, B.: On the role of meridional wind anomalies in a coupled model of ENSO. J. Clim., 10, 761-773, 1997.
  • Tassan, S.: A numerical model for the detection of sediment concentration in stratified river plumes using Thematic Mapper data. Int. J. Remote Sens., 18, 2699-2705, 1997.

1996
  • Ferrari, G.M., Hoepffner, N., Mingazzini, M.: Optical properties of the water in a deltaic environment: prospective tools to analyze satellite data in turbid waters. Remote Sens. Env., 58, 69-80, 1996.
  • Ferrari, G.M., Dowell, M., Grossi, S., Targa, C.: Relationship between the optical properties of chromophoric dissolved organic matter and total concentration of dissolved organic carbon in the southern Baltic Sea region. Mar. Chem., 55, 299-316, 1996.
  • Ferrari, G.M., Tassan, S.: Use of the 0.22-micron Millipore membrane for light-transmission measurements of aquatic particles. J. Plank. Res., 18, 1261-1267, 1996.
  • Olaizola, M., Geider, R.J., Harrison, W.G., Graziano, L.M., Ferrari, G.M., Schlittenhardt, P.: Synoptic study of variations in the fluorescence-based maximum quantum efficiency of photosynthesis across the North Atlantic Ocean. Limnol. Oceanogr., 41, 755-765, 1996.
  • Tassan, S.: Modified Lyzenga's method for macroalgae detection in water with non-uniform composition. Int. J. Remote Sens., 17, 1601-1607, 1996.
  • Zibordi, G., Meloni, G.P., Frezzotti, M.: Snow and ice reflectance spectra of the Nansen Ice Sheet surfaces. Cold Regions Sci. Tech., 24, 147-151, 1996.
  • Zibordi, G., Frezzotti, M.: Orographic clouds in North Victoria Land from AVHRR images. Pol. Record, 32, 317-324, 1996.

1995
  • Ferrari, G.M., Mingazzini, M.: Synchronous fluorescence spectra of dissolved organic matter (DOM) of algal origin in marine coastal waters. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 125, 305-315, 1995.
  • Tassan, S.: SeaWiFS potential for remote sensing of marine Trichodesmium at sub-bloom concentration. Int. J. Remote Sens., 16, 3619-3627, 1995.
  • Tassan, S., Ferrari, G.M.: An alternative approach to absorption measurements of aquatic particles retained on filters. Limnol. Oceanogr., 40, 1358-1368, 1995.
  • Tassan, S., Ferrari, G.M.: Proposal for the measurement of backward and total scattering by mineral particles suspended in water. Appl. Opt., 34, 8345-8353, 1995.
  • Zibordi, G., Ferrari, G.M.: Instrument self shading in underwater optical measurements: Experimental data. Appl. Opt., 34, 2750-2754, 1995.
  • Zibordi, G., VanWoert, M., Meloni, G.P., Canossi, I.: Intercomparisons of sea ice concentration from SSM/I and AVHRR data of the Ross Sea. Remote Sens. Environ., 53, 145-152, 1995.

1994
  • Hoepffner, N., Baker, T., Nykjaer, L., Estrada, M., Schlittenhardt, P.: Use of an analytical model to determine the primary production from satellite data in a coastal upwelling environment. Oceanologia Acta, 17, 431-442, 1994.
  • Nkyjaer, L., Van Camp, L.: Seasonal and interannual variability of coastal upwelling along northwest Africa and Portugal from 1981 to 1991. J. Geophys. Res., 99, 14197-14207, 1994.
  • Tassan, S.: Local algorithms using SeaWiFS data for the retrieval of phytoplankton, pigments, suspended sediment, and yellow substance in coastal waters. Appl. Opt., 33, 2369-2378, 1994.
  • Tassan, S.: Removal of the effect of sun-glitter from Thematic Mapper imagery of the sea. Int. J. Remote Sens., 15, 719-723, 1994.

1993
  • Hoepffner, N., Sathyendranath, S.: Determination of the major groups of phytoplankton pigments from the absorption spectra of total particulate matter. J. Geophys. Res., 98, 22789-22803, 1993.
  • Partensky, F., Hoepffner, N., Li, W.K.W., Ulloa, O., Vaulot, D.: Photoacclimation of Prochlorococcus sp. (Prochlorophyta) strains isolated from the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. Plant Physiol., 101, 285-296, 1993.
  • Tassan, S.: An improved in-water algorithm for the determination of chlorophyll and suspended sediment concentration from Thematic Mapper data in coastal waters. Int. J. Remote Sens., 14, 1221-1229, 1993.
  • Tassan, S.: An algorithm for the detection of the white-tide ("mucilage") phenomenon in the Adriatic Sea using AVHRR data. Remote Sens. Env., 45, 29-52, 1993.

1992
  • Hoepffner, N., Sathyendranath, S.: Bio-optical characteristics of coastal waters: Absorption spectra of phytoplankton and pigment distribution in the western North Atlantic. Limnol. Oceanogr., 37, 1660-1679, 1992.

1991
  • Ferrari, G.M., Tassan, S.: On the accuracy of determining light absorption by "yellow substance" through measurements of induced fluorescence. Limnol. Oceanogr., 36, 777-786, 1991.
  • Hoepffner, N., Sathyendranath, S.: Effect of pigment composition on absorption properties of phytoplankton. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 73, 11-23, 1991.