Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Research article
26 May 2023
Research article |  | 26 May 2023

Ocean color algorithm for the retrieval of the particle size distribution and carbon-based phytoplankton size classes using a two-component coated-sphere backscattering model

Tihomir S. Kostadinov, Lisl Robertson Lain, Christina Eunjin Kong, Xiaodong Zhang, Stéphane Maritorena, Stewart Bernard, Hubert Loisel, Daniel S. F. Jorge, Ekaterina Kochetkova, Shovonlal Roy, Bror Jonsson, Victor Martinez-Vicente, and Shubha Sathyendranath


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-430', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Aug 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Tihomir Kostadinov, 13 Nov 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-430', Emmanuel Boss, 14 Aug 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Tihomir Kostadinov, 13 Nov 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Tihomir Kostadinov on behalf of the Authors (20 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Mar 2023) by Aida Alvera-Azcárate
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (31 Mar 2023)
ED: Publish as is (07 Apr 2023) by Aida Alvera-Azcárate
AR by Tihomir Kostadinov on behalf of the Authors (10 Apr 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
We present a remote sensing algorithm to estimate the size distribution of particles suspended in natural near-surface ocean water using ocean color data. The algorithm can be used to estimate the abundance and carbon content of phytoplankton, photosynthesizing microorganisms that are at the basis of the marine food web and play an important role in Earth’s carbon cycle and climate. A merged, multi-sensor satellite data set and the model scientific code are provided.