Remote Sensing of Upwelling - Chlorophyll Detection

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Determining a chlorophyll a wavelength

A reflectance spectrum, which reveals the level to which different wavelengths of electromagnetic energy are reflected, is shown below for chlorophyll a over the visible light range. Move the slider to indicate the wavelength range that would be expected to allow for good detection of a phytoplankton bloom from space based on reflection of chlorophyll a.

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This tool is used to find a wavelength for identifying chlorophyll a.


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