Local validation of MODIS sensor sea surface temperature on western Mediterranean shallow waters

E. Durá, G. Mendiguren, M.P. Martín, M.J. Acevedo-Dudley, M. Bosch-Bolmar, V.L. Fuentes, C. Bordehore

Abstract

The sea surface temperature (SST) estimated from MODIS Aqua products (daytime and nighttime 11 μm and night 4 μm) has been correlated with field data taken at three depths (15, 50, 100 cm) in a Western Mediterranean coastal area. The comparison has allowed us to analyze the uncertainty in the estimation of this parameter in coastal waters using low spatial resolution satellite images. The results show that the daytime SST_11 μm product obtains fittest statistical values: RMSE (root mean square error) and r2 (Pearson’s correlation coefficient) of 1°C and 0.96, respectively, for 50 cm depth.


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MODIS; SST; Mediterranean Sea; Coastal waters

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