Sampling using the TriOS radiometers in the Tamar estuary

Testing the limits of algorithms

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17 May 2022

In the second fieldwork campaign in the Plymouth region during a week in April 2022, we extended sampling inland, towards the upper reaches of the Tamar and Plym estuaries, and seaward off the Breakwater and Whitsand Bay.

This gave us good coverage of the transitional waters between riverine and coastal areas and enabled sampling in a wide variety of optical conditions with different sediment particle loads. The CERTO team covered areas with much more challenging conditions to test the operational boundaries of current algorithms (such as potential land adjacency effects or high sea bottom reflectance). 

The team was comprised of several different CERTO partners, including PML, University of Stirling and University of Lisbon.