Chen, ZQ, Hu, CM, Muller-Karger, F (2007). Monitoring turbidity in Tampa Bay using MODIS/Aqua 250-m imagery. REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, 109(2), 207-220.
We developed an approach to map turbidity in estuaries using a time series (May 2003 to April 2006) of 250-m resolution images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite, using Tampa Bay as a case study. Cross-calibration of the MODIS 250-m data (originally designed for land use) with the well-calibrated MODIS 1-km ocean data showed that the pre-launch radiometric calibration of the 250-m bands was adequate. A simple single scattering atmospheric correction provided reliable retrievals of remote sensing reflectance at 645 nm (0.002