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The capabilities of Sentinel-MSI (2A/2B) and Landsat-OLI (8/9) in seagrass and algae species differentiation using spectral reflectance
- Final revised paper (published on 24 Mar 2022)
- Preprint (discussion started on 25 Nov 2021)
Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor |
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RC1: 'Comment on os-2021-81', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 Dec 2021
- AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Abderrazak Bannari, 24 Dec 2021
- AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Abderrazak Bannari, 03 Feb 2022
RC2: 'Comment on os-2021-81', Anonymous Referee #2, 31 Jan 2022
- AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Abderrazak Bannari, 03 Feb 2022
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Abderrazak Bannari on behalf of the Authors (03 Feb 2022)  Author's response Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (11 Feb 2022) by John M. Huthnance
AR by Abderrazak Bannari on behalf of the Authors (12 Feb 2022)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Feb 2022) by John M. Huthnance
AR by Abderrazak Bannari on behalf of the Authors (18 Feb 2022)  Author's response Manuscript
Spatial mapping for marine habitats is becoming a priority for conservation efforts globally. This paper is applying remote sensing techniques to differentiate between seagrass and algae species in the shallow marine environment of the Arabian Gulf. This paper is technically oriented toward remote sensing approaches and instruments and can contribute to the debate about the usage of such techniques in environmental applications.
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Section 2: 4/142: the section is considered as a mini review within the paper. Typically, reviewing the literature will lead to the formulation of the aims and objectives of the study. This part can act as a basis for a more comprehensive review that can be published as a review paper. However, the current mini review is within the context of the current study and can provide useful information for the readers.
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Figure 3: The legend indicates [Study site (Kingdom of Bahrain)] which may give the impetration that the rectangle reelects the whole territorial waters of Bahrain. Therefore, there might be a need to extend the rectangle to include Hawar Islands.
Overall, the paper can form an initial step toward characterizing different marine habitats in shallow environemnts, and can stimulate the debate about the effectiveness of remote sensing in conservation and management.