Turbidity sensor deployment


A three-year project funded by NOAA CRCP to monitor turbidity over shallow reef waters in southeast Florida, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. A new sensor package was developed by Dr. Natchanon Amornthammarong and Michael Shoemaker at AOML for in-situ measurements of turbidity. The resulting data will allow calibration and validation of an algorithm to estimate nephelometric turbidity unit (NTU) time series from the ocean color data in key areas of each jurisdiction, across the full data period of MODIS Aqua (2002-present).

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