Maltese, A; Capodici, F; Ciraolo, G; La Loggia, G (2013). Coastal zone water quality: calibration of a water-turbidity equation for MODIS data. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING, 46, 333-347.
A nephelometric turbidity algorithm has been specifically calibrated for coastal waters in Sicily. To this purpose, intensive field campaigns were performed in July, August and September 2008. Measurements were collected in situ in three different gulfs. Statistical analysis suggests that field data should be spatially grouped but temporally separated; hence, new calibration parameters have been proposed. Turbidity retrieved by applying the algorithm using literature coefficients and the ones calibrated in situ are shown and compared. The comparison demonstrated that a specific calibration was necessary for quantitatively monitoring turbidity in Sicilian gulfs.