Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Bryan A Franz

(Assistant Chief for Science Research)

 bryan.a.franz@nasa.gov

 301.286.5429

Org Code: 616

NASA/GSFC
Mail Code: 616.2
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: NASA

Brief Bio


Bryan Franz is a Research Scientist and Assistant Chief for Science Research in the Ocean Ecology Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Since 1996, he has supported research and operations for satellite remote sensing of ocean biology and biogeochmistry at NASA, and he currently co-leads the assessment, refinement, and periodic reprocessing efforts for the production of consistent ocean biological and biogeochemical climate data records from the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS), Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS), Visible and Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), Ocean Land Color Imager (OLCI), and other satellite-based remote sensing radiometers. He is also currently leading the development of the Science Data Segment (SDS) for the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission, and serves as PACE SDS Manager. His work at NASA has focused on standardization of atmospheric correction and bio-optical algorithms to derived consistent, multi-mission time-series of ocean optical and biogeochemical properties. He also contributes to the development of bio-optical inversion models for retrieval of marine inherent optical properties, vicarious calibration methods, and sensor cross-calibration techniques. He developed the processing software, vicarious calibration approach, and many of the validation and quality assessment methods used in the production of all global ocean color data products generated and distributed by NASA. Since 2009 he has served as the Ocean Discipline Leader for the MODIS Science Team and now the combined MODIS and VIIRS Science Team. Prior to his ocean color career, Bryan supported the calibration and scientific analysis of data from the DIRBE instrument on the Cosmic Background Explorer, including significant contributions to the modeling and removal of the radiometric signal from interplanetary dust to reveal the signature of primordial galaxies. 

 

Research Interests


Satellite remote sensing of ocean biology and biogeochemistry

Earth Science: Remote Sensing

Visible to near infrared remote sensing of the oceans to retrieve the spectral radiance exiting the ocean surface (ocean color) and derive the concentration of optically active constituents within the upper ocean euphotic zone. This involves instrument calibration, atmospheric radiative transfer, and bio-optical and atmospheric correction algorithm development and implementation, and science product validation.

Current Projects


Ocean Biology Processing Group

Data processing, distribution, calibration, software and algorithm development, and product assessment for a host of visible to infrared imagers on earth observing satellites, including VIIRS on SNPP and the JPSS series, MODIS on Terra and Aqua, OLCI on Sentinel 3a and 3b, MERIS, SeaWiFS, HICO, GOCI, OCTS, and CZCS.


Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystems (PACE)

Remote Sensing

PACE will carry a hyperspectral instrument designed to measure ocean color, aerosol, and cloud properties, and two multi-angle polarimeters.  The PACE Science Data Segment is responsible for instrument activity scheduling, data ingest, processing, quality control, and distribution of all science data products from PACE to the Distributed, Active Archive Center for public access.

Publications


Refereed

Gao, M., B. A. Franz, P.-W. Zhai, et al. K. D. Knobelspiesse, A. M. Sayer, X. Xu, V. Martins, B. Cairns, P. Castellanos, G. Fu, N. Hannadige, O. Hasekamp, Y. Hu, A. Ibrahim, F. S. Patt, A. Puthukkudy, and P. J. Werdell. 2023. Simultaneous retrieval of aerosol and ocean properties from PACE HARP2 with uncertainty assessment using cascading neural network radiative transfer models Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 16 (23): [https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-5863-2023]

Lyapustin, A., M. Choi, Y. Wang, et al. X. Xiong, A. Angal, A. Wu, D. R. Doelling, R. Bhatt, S. Go, S. V. Korkin, B. A. Franz, G. Meister, A. M. Sayer, M. O. Román, R. E. Holz, K. G. Meyer, J. F. Gleason, and R. C. Levy. 2023. Calibration of the SNPP and NOAA 20 VIIRS sensors for continuity of the MODIS climate data records Remote Sensing of Environment 295 113717 [10.1016/j.rse.2023.113717]

Hannadige, N. K., P.-W. Zhai, P. J. Werdell, et al. M. Gao, B. A. Franz, K. Knobelspiesse, and A. Ibrahim. 2023. Optimizing retrieval spaces of bio-optical models for remote sensing of ocean color Applied Optics 62 (13): 3299 [10.1364/ao.484082]

Gao, M., K. Knobelspiesse, B. A. Franz, et al. P.-W. Zhai, B. Cairns, X. Xu, and J. V. Martins. 2023. The impact and estimation of uncertainty correlation for multi-angle polarimetric remote sensing of aerosols and ocean color Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 16 (8): 2067–2087 [https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-2067-2023]

Aryal, K., P.-W. Zhai, M. Gao, and B. A. Franz. 2022. Instantaneous photosynthetically available radiation models for ocean waters using neural networks Applied Optics 61 (33): 9985 [10.1364/ao.474914]

Gao, M., K. Knobelspiesse, B. Franz, et al. P.-W. Zhai, A. Sayer, A. Ibrahim, B. Cairns, O. Hasekamp, Y. Hu, V. Martins, J. Werdell, and X. Xu. 2022. Effective uncertainty quantification for multi-angle polarimetric aerosol remote sensing over ocean Atmos. Meas. Tech. 15 (16): 4859–4879 [10.5194/amt-15-4859-2022]

Zhang, M., A. Ibrahim, B. A. Franz, Z. Ahmad, and A. M. Sayer. 2022. Estimating pixel-level uncertainty in ocean color retrievals from MODIS Optics Express 30 (17): 31415 [10.1364/oe.460735]

McClain, C. R., B. A. Franz, and P. J. Werdell. 2022. Genesis and Evolution of NASA’s Satellite Ocean Color Program Frontiers in Remote Sensing 3 [10.3389/frsen.2022.938006]

Ibrahim, A., B. Franz, A. Sayer, et al. K. Knobelspiesse, M. Zhang, S. Bailey, L. McKinna, M. Gao, and P. J. Werdell. 2022. Optimal Estimation Framework for Ocean Color Atmospheric Correction and Pixel-level Uncertainty Quantification Applied Optics Vol. 61 No. 20 [10.1364/ao.461861]

Gilerson, A., E. Herrera-Estrella, R. Foster, et al. J. Agagliate, C. Hu, A. Ibrahim, and B. Franz. 2022. Determining the Primary Sources of Uncertainty in Retrieval of Marine Remote Sensing Reflectance From Satellite Ocean Color Sensors Frontiers in Remote Sensing 3 [10.3389/frsen.2022.857530]

Zhai, P.-W., M. Gao, B. A. Franz, et al. P. J. Werdell, A. Ibrahim, Y. Hu, and J. Chowdhary. 2022. A Radiative Transfer Simulator for PACE: Theory and Applications Frontiers in Remote Sensing 3 [10.3389/frsen.2022.840188]

Gao, M., K. Knobelspiesse, B. A. Franz, et al. P.-W. Zhai, V. Martins, S. P. Burton, B. Cairns, R. Ferrare, M. A. Fenn, O. Hasekamp, Y. Hu, A. Ibrahim, A. M. Sayer, P. J. Werdell, and X. Xu. 2021. Adaptive Data Screening for Multi-Angle Polarimetric Aerosol and Ocean Color Remote Sensing Accelerated by Deep Learning Frontiers in Remote Sensing 2 [10.3389/frsen.2021.757832]

Johnson, G. C., R. Lumpkin, S. R. Alin, et al. D. J. Amaya, M. O. Baringer, T. Boyer, P. Brandt, B. R. Carter, I. Cetinić, D. P. Chambers, L. Cheng, A. U. Collins, C. Cosca, R. Domingues, S. Dong, R. A. Feely, E. Frajka-Williams, B. A. Franz, J. Gilson, G. Goni, B. D. Hamlington, J. Herrford, Z.-Z. Hu, B. Huang, M. Ishii, S. Jevrejeva, J. J. Kennedy, M. Kersalé, R. E. Killick, P. Landschützer, M. Lankhorst, E. Leuliette, R. Locarnini, J. M. Lyman, J. J. Marra, C. S. Meinen, M. A. Merrifield, G. T. Mitchum, B. I. Moat, R. S. Nerem, R. C. Perez, S. G. Purkey, J. Reagan, A. Sanchez-Franks, H. A. Scannell, C. Schmid, J. P. Scott, D. A. Siegel, D. A. Smeed, P. W. Stackhouse, W. Sweet, P. R. Thompson, J. A. Triñanes, D. L. Volkov, R. Wanninkhof, R. A. Weller, C. Wen, T. K. Westberry, M. J. Widlansky, A. C. Wilber, L. Yu, and H.-M. Zhang. 2021. Global Oceans Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 102 (8): S143-S198 [10.1175/bams-d-21-0083.1]

Barnes, B. B., C. Hu, S. W. Bailey, N. Pahlevan, and B. A. Franz. 2021. Cross-calibration of MODIS and VIIRS long near infrared bands for ocean color science and applications Remote Sensing of Environment 260 112439 [10.1016/j.rse.2021.112439]

Gao, M., B. A. Franz, K. Knobelspiesse, et al. P.-W. Zhai, V. Martins, S. Burton, B. Cairns, R. Ferrare, J. Gales, O. Hasekamp, Y. Hu, A. Ibrahim, B. McBride, A. Puthukkudy, P. J. Werdell, and X. Xu. 2021. Efficient multi-angle polarimetric inversion of aerosols and oceancolor powered by a deep neural network forward model Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 14 (6): 4083–4110 [https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4083-2021]

Knobelspiesse, K., A. Ibrahim, B. Franz, et al. S. Bailey, R. Levy, Z. Ahmad, J. Gales, M. Gao, M. Garay, S. Anderson, and O. Kalashnikova. 2021. Analysis of simultaneous aerosol and ocean glint retrieval using multi-angle observations Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 14 3233-3252 [10.5194/amt-14-3233-2021]

Hannadige, N. K., P.-W. Zhai, M. Gao, et al. B. A. Franz, Y. Hu, K. Knobelspiesse, J. Werdell, A. Ibrahim, B. Cairns, and O. P. Hasekamp. 2021. Atmospheric correction over the ocean for hyperspectral radiometers using multi-angle polarimetric retrievals Optics Express 29 (3): 4504 [10.1364/oe.408467]

Baringer, M., M. B. Bif, T. Boyer, et al. S. M. Bushinsky, B. R. Carter, I. Cetinić, D. P. Chambers, L. Cheng, S. Chiba, M. Dai, C. M. Domingues, S. Dong, A. J. Fassbender, R. A. Feely, E. Frajka-Williams, B. A. Franz, J. Gilson, G. Goni, B. D. Hamlington, Z.-Z. Hu, B. Huang, M. Ishii, S. Jevrejeva, W. E. Johns, G. C. Johnson, K. S. Johnson, J. Kennedy, M. Kersalé, R. E. Killick, P. Landschützer, M. Lankhorst, T. Lee, E. Leuliette, F. Li, E. Lindstrom, R. Locarnini, S. Lozier, J. M. Lyman, J. J. Marra, C. S. Meinen, M. A. Merrifield, G. T. Mitchum, B. Moat, D. Monselesan, R. S. Nerem, R. C. Perez, S. G. Purkey, D. Rayner, J. Reagan, N. Rome, A. Sanchez-Franks, C. Schmid, J. P. Scott, U. Send, D. A. Siegel, D. A. Smeed, S. Speich, P. W. Stackhouse, W. Sweet, Y. Takeshita, P. R. Thompson, J. A. Triñanes, M. Visbeck, D. L. Volkov, R. Wanninkhof, R. A. Weller, T. K. Westberry, M. J. Widlansky, S. E. Wijffels, A. C. Wilber, L. Yu, W. Yu, and H.-M. Zhang. 2020. State of the Climate: Global Oceans Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 101 (8): S129-S184 [10.1175/bams-d-20-0105.1]

Gao, M., P.-W. Zhai, B. A. Franz, et al. K. Knobelspiesse, A. Ibrahim, B. Cairns, S. E. Craig, G. Fu, O. Hasekamp, Y. Hu, and P. J. Werdell. 2020. Inversion of multiangular polarimetric measurements from the ACEPOL campaign: an application of improving aerosol property and hyperspectral ocean color retrievals Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 13 3939–3956 [10.5194/amt-13-3939-2020]

Barnes, B. B., C. Hu, S. W. Bailey, and B. A. Franz. 2020. Sensitivity of Satellite Ocean Color Data to System Vicarious Calibration of the Long Near Infrared Band IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 59 (3): 2562-2578 [10.1109/tgrs.2020.3000475]

Mukherjee, L., P.-W. Zhai, M. Gao, et al. Y. Hu, B. A. Franz, and J. Werdell. 2020. Neural Network Reflectance Prediction Model for Both Open Ocean and Coastal Waters Remote Sensing 12 (9): 1421 [10.3390/rs12091421]

Sathyendranath, S., R. Brewin, C. Brockmann, et al. V. Brotas, B. Calton, A. Chuprin, P. Cipollini, A. Couto, J. Dingle, R. Doerffer, C. Donlon, M. Dowell, A. Farman, M. Grant, S. Groom, A. Horseman, T. Jackson, H. Krasemann, S. Lavender, V. Martinez-Vicente, C. Mazeran, F. Mélin, T. Moore, D. Müller, P. Regner, S. Roy, C. Steele, F. Steinmetz, J. Swinton, M. Taberner, A. Thompson, A. Valente, M. Zühlke, V. Brando, H. Feng, G. Feldman, B. Franz, R. Frouin, R. Gould, S. Hooker, M. Kahru, S. Kratzer, B. Mitchell, F. Muller-Karger, H. Sosik, K. Voss, J. Werdell, and T. Platt. 2019. An Ocean-Colour Time Series for Use in Climate Studies: The Experience of the Ocean-Colour Climate Change Initiative (OC-CCI) Sensors 19 (19): 4285 [10.3390/s19194285]

Lee, Meister, and Franz. 2019. MODIS Aqua Reflective Solar Band Calibration for NASA’s R2018 Ocean Color Products Remote Sensing 11 (19): 2187 [10.3390/rs11192187]

Groom, S., S. Sathyendranath, Y. Ban, et al. S. Bernard, R. Brewin, V. Brotas, C. Brockmann, P. Chauhan, J.-K. Choi, A. Chuprin, S. Ciavatta, P. Cipollini, C. Donlon, B. Franz, X. He, T. Hirata, T. Jackson, M. Kampel, H. Krasemann, S. Lavender, S. Pardo-Martinez, F. Mélin, T. Platt, R. Santoleri, J. Skakala, B. Schaeffer, M. Smith, F. Steinmetz, A. Valente, and M. Wang. 2019. Satellite Ocean Colour: Current Status and Future Perspective Frontiers in Marine Science 6 [10.3389/fmars.2019.00485]

Frouin, R. J., B. A. Franz, A. Ibrahim, et al. K. Knobelspiesse, Z. Ahmad, B. Cairns, J. Chowdhary, H. M. Dierssen, J. Tan, O. Dubovik, X. Huang, A. B. Davis, O. Kalashnikova, D. R. Thompson, L. A. Remer, E. Boss, O. Coddington, P.-Y. Deschamps, B.-C. Gao, L. Gross, O. Hasekamp, A. Omar, B. Pelletier, D. Ramon, F. Steinmetz, and P.-W. Zhai. 2019. Atmospheric Correction of Satellite Ocean-Color Imagery During the PACE Era Frontiers in Earth Science 7 [10.3389/feart.2019.00145]

Remer, L. A., K. Knobelspiesse, P.-W. Zhai, et al. F. Xu, O. V. Kalashnikova, J. Chowdhary, O. Hasekamp, O. Dubovik, L. Wu, Z. Ahmad, E. Boss, B. Cairns, O. Coddington, A. B. Davis, H. M. Dierssen, D. J. Diner, B. Franz, R. Frouin, B.-C. Gao, A. Ibrahim, R. C. Levy, J. V. Martins, A. H. Omar, and O. Torres. 2019. Retrieving Aerosol Characteristics From the PACE Mission, Part 2: Multi-Angle and Polarimetry Frontiers in Environmental Science 7 [10.3389/fenvs.2019.00094]

Remer, L. A., A. B. Davis, S. Mattoo, et al. R. C. Levy, O. V. Kalashnikova, O. Coddington, J. Chowdhary, K. Knobelspiesse, X. Xu, Z. Ahmad, E. Boss, B. Cairns, H. M. Dierssen, D. J. Diner, B. Franz, R. Frouin, B.-C. Gao, A. Ibrahim, J. V. Martins, A. H. Omar, O. Torres, F. Xu, and P.-W. Zhai. 2019. Retrieving Aerosol Characteristics From the PACE Mission, Part 1: Ocean Color Instrument Frontiers in Earth Science 7 [10.3389/feart.2019.00152]

Gao, M., P.-W. Zhai, B. A. Franz, et al. Y. Hu, K. Knobelspiesse, P. J. Werdell, A. Ibrahim, B. Cairns, and A. Chase. 2019. Inversion of multi-angular polarimetric measurements over open and coastal ocean waters: a joint retrieval algorithm for aerosol and water leaving radiance properties Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 12 (7): 3921–3941 [10.5194/amt-12-3921-2019]

Ibrahim, A., B. A. Franz, Z. Ahmad, and S. W. Bailey. 2019. Multiband Atmospheric Correction Algorithm for Ocean Color Retrievals Frontiers in Earth Science 7 [10.3389/feart.2019.00116]

Jamet, C., A. Ibrahim, Z. Ahmad, et al. F. Angelini, M. Babin, M. J. Behrenfeld, E. Boss, B. Cairns, J. Churnside, J. Chowdhary, A. B. Davis, D. Dionisi, L. Duforêt-Gaurier, B. Franz, R. Frouin, M. Gao, D. Gray, O. Hasekamp, X. He, C. Hostetler, O. V. Kalashnikova, K. Knobelspiesse, L. Lacour, H. Loisel, V. Martins, E. Rehm, L. Remer, I. Sanhaj, K. Stamnes, S. Stamnes, S. Victori, J. Werdell, and P.-W. Zhai. 2019. Going Beyond Standard Ocean Color Observations: Lidar and Polarimetry Frontiers in Marine Science 6 [10.3389/fmars.2019.00251]

Werdell, P. J., M. J. Behrenfeld, P. S. Bontempi, et al. E. Boss, B. Cairns, G. T. Davis, B. A. Franz, U. B. Gliese, E. T. Gorman, O. Hasekamp, K. D. Knobelspiesse, A. Mannino, J. V. Martins, C. R. McClain, G. Meister, and L. A. Remer. 2019. The Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission: Status, science, advances Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 100 (9): 1775–1794 [10.1175/bams-d-18-0056.1]

Hu, C., L. Feng, Z. Lee, et al. B. A. Franz, S. W. Bailey, P. J. Werdell, and C. W. Proctor. 2019. Improving Satellite Global Chlorophyll a Data Products Through Algorithm Refinement and Data Recovery Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 124 (3): 1524-1543 [10.1029/2019jc014941]

Concha, J., A. Mannino, B. Franz, and W. Kim. 2019. Uncertainties in the Geostationary Ocean Color Imager (GOCI) Remote Sensing Reflectance for Assessing Diurnal Variability of Biogeochemical Processes Remote Sensing 11 (3): 295 [10.3390/rs11030295]

Concha, J., A. Mannino, B. Franz, S. Bailey, and W. Kim. 2019. Vicarious calibration of GOCI for the SeaDAS ocean color retrieval International Journal of Remote Sensing 40 (10): 3984-4001 [10.1080/01431161.2018.1557793]

Pahlevan, N., S. Balasubramanian, S. Sarkar, and B. Franz. 2018. Toward Long-Term Aquatic Science Products from Heritage Landsat Missions Remote Sensing 10 (9): 1337 [10.3390/rs10091337]

Zhai, P.-W., E. Boss, B. Franz, P. Werdell, and Y. Hu. 2018. Radiative Transfer Modeling of Phytoplankton Fluorescence Quenching Processes Remote Sensing 10 (8): 1309 [10.3390/rs10081309]

Franz, B. A., E. M. Karakoylu, D. A. Siegel, and T. K. Westberry. 2018. Global ocean phytoplankton [in State of the Climate in 2017] Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 99 (8): S94-S96

Lee, Z., R. Arnone, D. Boyce, et al. B. Franz, S. Greb, C. Hu, S. Lavender, M. Lewis, B. Schaeffer, S. Shang, M. Wang, M. Wernand, and C. Wilson. 2018. Global Water Clarity: Continuing a Century-Long Monitoring Eos 99 [10.1029/2018eo097251]

Gao, M., P.-W. Zhai, B. Franz, et al. Y. Hu, K. Knobelspiesse, P. J. Werdell, A. Ibrahim, F. Xu, and B. Cairns. 2018. Retrieval of aerosol properties and water-leaving reflectance from multi-angular polarimetric measurements over coastal waters Optics Express 26 (7): 8968 [10.1364/oe.26.008968]

Muller-Karger, F. E., E. Hestir, C. Ade, et al. K. Turpie, D. A. Roberts, D. Siegel, R. J. Miller, D. Humm, N. Izenberg, M. Keller, F. Morgan, R. Frouin, A. G. Dekker, R. Gardner, J. Goodman, B. Schaeffer, B. A. Franz, N. Pahlevan, A. G. Mannino, J. A. Concha, S. G. Ackleson, K. C. Cavanaugh, A. Romanou, M. Tzortziou, E. S. Boss, R. Pavlick, A. Freeman, C. S. Rousseaux, J. Dunne, M. C. Long, E. Klein, G. A. McKinley, J. Goes, R. Letelier, M. Kavanaugh, M. Roffer, A. Bracher, K. R. Arrigo, H. Dierssen, X. Zhang, F. W. Davis, B. Best, R. Guralnick, J. Moisan, H. M. Sosik, R. Kudela, C. B. Mouw, A. H. Barnard, S. Palacios, C. Roesler, E. G. Drakou, W. Appeltans, and W. Jetz. 2018. Satellite sensor requirements for monitoring essential biodiversity variables of coastal ecosystems Ecological Applications 28 (3): 749-760 [10.1002/eap.1682]

Frouin, R., D. Ramon, E. Boss, et al. D. Jolivet, M. Compiègne, J. Tan, H. Bouman, T. Jackson, B. Franz, T. Platt, and S. Sathyendranath. 2018. Satellite Radiation Products for Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry: Needs, State-of-the-Art, Gaps, Development Priorities, and Opportunities Frontiers in Marine Science 5 [10.3389/fmars.2018.00003]

Ibrahim, A., B. Franz, Z. Ahmad, et al. R. Healy, K. Knobelspiesse, B.-C. Gao, C. Proctor, and P.-W. Zhai. 2018. Atmospheric correction for hyperspectral ocean color retrieval with application to the Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO) Remote Sensing of Environment 204 60-75 [10.1016/j.rse.2017.10.041]

Pahlevan, N., S. Sarkar, B. A. Franz, S. Velaudhaperumal Balasubramanian, and J. He. 2017. Sentinel-2 MultiSpectral Instrument (MSI) data processing for aquatic science applications: Demonstrations and validations Remote Sensing of Environment 201 47-56 [10.1016/j.rse.2017.08.033]

Gregg, W. W., C. S. Rousseaux, and B. A. Franz. 2017. Global trends in ocean phytoplankton: a new assessment using revised ocean colour data Remote Sensing Letters 8 (12): 1102-1111 [10.1080/2150704x.2017.1354263]

Zhai, P.-W., K. Knobelspiesse, A. Ibrahim, et al. B. A. Franz, Y. Hu, M. Gao, and R. Frouin. 2017. Water-leaving contribution to polarized radiation field over ocean Optics Express 25 (16): A689 [10.1364/oe.25.00a689]

Zhai, P.-W., Y. Hu, D. M. Winker, et al. B. A. Franz, J. Werdell, and E. Boss. 2017. Vector radiative transfer model for coupled atmosphere and ocean systems including inelastic sources in ocean waters Optics Express 25 (8): A223 [10.1364/oe.25.00a223]

Pahlevan, N., J. R. Schott, B. A. Franz, et al. G. Zibordi, B. Markham, S. Bailey, C. B. Schaaf, M. Ondrusek, S. Greb, and C. M. Strait. 2017. Landsat 8 remote sensing reflectance (Rrs) products: Evaluations, intercomparisons, and enhancements Remote Sensing of Environment 190 289-301 [10.1016/j.rse.2016.12.030]

Robinson, W. D., B. A. Franz, A. Mannino, and J.-H. Ahn. 2016. Cloud motion in the GOCI/COMS ocean colour data International Journal of Remote Sensing 37 (20): 4948-4963 [10.1080/01431161.2016.1225177]

Franz, B. A., M. J. Behrenfeld, D. A. Siegel, and S. Signorini. 2016. Global ocean phytoplankton [in State of the Climate in 2015] Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 97 (7): S87-S89

Pahlevan, N., S. Sarkar, and B. A. Franz. 2016. Uncertainties in coastal ocean color products: Impacts of spatial sampling Remote Sensing of Environment 181 14-26 [10.1016/j.rse.2016.03.022]

Kahn, R. A., A. M. Sayer, Z. Ahmad, and B. A. Franz. 2016. The Sensitivity of SeaWiFS Ocean Color Retrievals to Aerosol Amount and Type J. Atmos. and Oceanic Tech 33 (6): 1185–1209 [10.1175/JTECH-D-15.0121.1]

Zhai, P.-W., Y. Hu, D. M. Winker, B. A. Franz, and E. Boss. 2015. Contribution of Raman scattering to polarized radiation field in ocean waters Optics Express 23 (18): 23582 [10.1364/oe.23.023582]

Franz, B. A., M. Behrenfeld, D. Siegel, and P. J. Werdell. 2015. Global Ocean Phytoplankton [in State of the Climate in 2014] Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 96 (7): S85-S87 [10.1175/2015BAMSStateoftheClimate.1]

Brewin, R. J., S. Sathyendranath, D. Müller, et al. C. Brockmann, P.-Y. Deschamps, E. Devred, R. Doerffer, N. Fomferra, B. Franz, M. Grant, S. Groom, A. Horseman, C. Hu, H. Krasemann, Z. Lee, S. Maritorena, F. Mélin, M. Peters, T. Platt, P. Regner, T. Smyth, F. Steinmetz, J. Swinton, J. Werdell, and G. N. White. 2015. The Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative: III. A round-robin comparison on in-water bio-optical algorithms Remote Sensing of Environment 162 271-294 [10.1016/j.rse.2013.09.016]

Müller, D., H. Krasemann, R. J. Brewin, et al. C. Brockmann, P.-Y. Deschamps, R. Doerffer, N. Fomferra, B. A. Franz, M. G. Grant, S. B. Groom, F. Mélin, T. Platt, P. Regner, S. Sathyendranath, F. Steinmetz, and J. Swinton. 2015. The Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative: II. Spatial and temporal homogeneity of satellite data retrieval due to systematic effects in atmospheric correction processors Remote Sensing of Environment 162 257-270 [10.1016/j.rse.2015.01.033]

Müller, D., H. Krasemann, R. J. Brewin, et al. C. Brockmann, P.-Y. Deschamps, R. Doerffer, N. Fomferra, B. A. Franz, M. G. Grant, S. B. Groom, F. Mélin, T. Platt, P. Regner, S. Sathyendranath, F. Steinmetz, and J. Swinton. 2015. The Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative: I. A methodology for assessing atmospheric correction processors based on in-situ measurements Remote Sensing of Environment 162 242-256 [10.1016/j.rse.2013.11.026]

McKinna, L. I., P. Fearns, S. Weeks, et al. J. Werdell, M. Reichstetter, B. A. Franz, D. M. Shea, and G. C. Feldman. 2015. A semianalytical ocean color inversion algorithm with explicit water column depth and substrate reflectance parameterization Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 120 (3): 1741-1770 [10.1002/ 2014JC010224]

Zibordi, G., F. Mélin, K. J. Voss, et al. B. C. Johnson, B. A. Franz, E. Kwiatkowska, J.-P. Huot, M. Wang, and D. Antoine. 2015. System vicarious calibration for ocean color climate change applications: Requirements for in situ data Remote Sensing of Environment 159 361-369 [10.1016/j.rse.2014.12.015]

Eplee, R. E., K. R. Turpie, G. Meister, et al. F. S. Patt, B. A. Franz, and S. W. Bailey. 2015. On-orbit calibration of the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite for ocean color applications Applied Optics 54 (8): 1984-2006 [10.1364/AO.54.001984]

Franz, B. A., S. W. Bailey, N. A. Kuring, and J. Werdell. 2015. Ocean color measurements with the Operational Land Imager on Landsat-8: implementation and evaluation in SeaDAS Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 9 (1): 096070 [10.1117/I.JRS.9.096070]

Signorini, S., B. A. Franz, and C. R. McClain. 2015. Chlorophyll variability in the oligotrophic gyres: mechanisms, seasonality and trends Front. Mar. Sci. 2 1 [10.3389/fmars.2015.00001]

Meister, G., and B. A. Franz. 2014. Corrections to the MODIS Aqua Calibration Derived From MODIS Aqua Ocean Color Products IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 52 (10): 6534-6541 [10.1109/tgrs.2013.2297233]

Franz, B. A., M. J. Behrenfeld, D. A. Siegel, and J. Werdell. 2014. Global Ocean Phytoplankton [in "State of the Climate in 2013"] Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 95 (7): 578-580 [10.1175/2014BAMSStateoftheClimate.1]

Turpie, K. R., R. E. Eplee, B. A. Franz, and C. Del Castillo. 2014. Calibration uncertainty in ocean color satellite sensors and trends in long-term environmental records Ocean Sensing and Monitoring VI 9111 [10.1117/12.2053427]

Lyapustin, A. I., Y. Wang, X. Xiong, et al. G. Meister, S. E. Platnick, R. C. Levy, B. A. Franz, S. Korkin, T. Hilker, C. J. Tucker, F. G. Hall, P. J. Sellers, A. Wu, and A. A. Angal. 2014. Scientific impact of MODIS C5 calibration degradation and C6+ improvements Atmos. Meas. Tech. 7 4353-4365 [10.5194/amt-7-4353-2014]

Franz, B. A., M. J. Behrenfeld, D. A. Siegel, and P. J. Werdell. 2013. Global Ocean Phytoplankton Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society State of the Climate 575-578

Huot, Y., B. A. Franz, and M. Fradette. 2013. Estimating variability in the quantum yield of Sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence: A global analysis of oceanic waters Remote Sensing of Environment 132 238-253 [10.1016/j.rse.2013.01.003]

Werdell, P. J., B. A. Franz, J. T. Lefler, W. D. Robinson, and E. Boss. 2013. Retrieving marine inherent optical properties from satellites using temperature and salinity-dependent backscattering by seawater Opt. Express 21 (26): 32,611-32,622 [10.1364/OE.21.032611]

Siegel, D. A., B. Behrenfeld, S. Maritorena, et al. C. McClain, D. Antoine, S. Bailey, P. Bontempi, E. Boss, H. Dierssen, S. Doney, R. Eplee, R. Evans, G. Feldman, E. Fields, B. Franz, N. Kuring, C. Mengelt, R. Nelson, F. Patt, W. Robinson, J. Sarmiento, C. Swan, P. Werdell, T. Westberry, J. Wilding, and J. Yoder. 2013. Regional to global assessments of phytoplankton dynamics from the SeaWiFS mission Remote Sensing of Environment 135 77-91 [10.1016/j.rse.2013.03.025]

Aurin, D., A. Mannino, and B. Franz. 2013. Spatially resolving ocean color and sediment dispersion in river plumes, coastal systems, and continental shelf waters Remote Sensing of Environment 137 212–225 [10.1016/j.rse.2013.06.018]

Werdell, P. J., B. A. Franz, S. W. Bailey, et al. G. Feldman, E. Boss, V. E. Brando, M. Dowell, T. Hirata, S. J. Lavender, Z. Lee, H. Loisel, S. Maritorena, F. Mélin, T. S. Moore, T. J. Smyth, D. Antoine, E. Devred, O. H. d'Andon, and A. Mangin. 2013. Generalized ocean color inversion model for retrieving marine inherent optical properties Applied Optics 52 (10): 2019-2037 [10.1364/AO.52.002019]

Hu, C., F. Lian, Z. Lee, et al. C. Davis, A. Mannino, C. R. Mc Clain, and B. A. Franz. 2012. On the signal-to-noise ratio and product uncertainty of satellite ocean color measurements Proc. Ocean Optics XXI

Hu, C., Z. Lee, and B. A. Franz. 2012. Chlorophyll <i>a</i> algorithms for oligotrophic oceans: A novel approach based on three-band reflectance difference J. Geophys. Res. 117 (C1): C01011 [10.1029/2011JC007395]

Siegel, D. A., D. Antoine, M. Behrenfeld, et al. O. d'Andon, E. Fields, B. Franz, P. Goryl, S. Maritorena, C. McClain, M. Wang, and J. Yoder. 2012. Global ocean phytoplankton [in “State of the Climate in 2011”] Bull Am Meteorol Soc 93 (7): S107-S110 [10.1175/2012BAMSStateoftheClimate.1]

Hu, C., L. Feng, Z. Lee, et al. C. O. Davis, A. Mannino, C. R. McClain, and B. A. Franz. 2012. Dynamic range and sensitivity requirements of satellite ocean color sensors: learning from the past Applied Optics 51 (25): 6045 [10.1364/AO.51.006045]

Eplee, R., G. Meister, F. S. Patt, et al. R. A. Barnes, S. W. Bailey, B. A. Franz, and C. R. McClain. 2012. On-orbit calibration of SeaWiFS Applied Optics 51 (36): 8702-8730 [10.1364/AO.51.008702]

Meister, G., B. A. Franz, E. Kwiatkowska, and C. R. Mc Clain. 2012. Corrections to the Calibration of MODIS Aqua Ocean Color Bands Derived From SeaWiFS Data IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 50 (1): 310-319 [10.1109/TGRS.2011.2160552]

Moore, T., M. Dowell, and B. A. Franz. 2012. Detection of coccolithophore blooms in ocean color satellite imagery: A generalized approach for use with multiple sensors Remote Sens Environ 117 249-263 [10.1016/j.rse.2011.10.001]

Lee, Z., B. A. Franz, S. Shang, Q. Dong, and R. Arnone. 2011. Some insights of spectral optimization in ocean color inversion Proc. SPIE 8175, Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions 2011 8175 817508 [10.1117/12.897875]

Melin, F., G. Zibordi, B. Jean-Francios, et al. S. W. Bailey, B. A. Franz, K. Voss, S. Flora, and M. Grant. 2011. Assessment of MERIS reflectance data as processed with SeaDAS over the European seas Opt. Express 19 (25): 25,657-25,671 [10.1364/OE.19.025657]

Jeong, M.-J., N. C. Hsu, E. J. Kwiatkowska, B. A. Franz, and G. Meister. 2011. Impacts of Cross-Platform Vicarious Calibration on the Deep Blue Aerosol Retrievals for Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Aboard Terra IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 49 (12): 4877-4888 [10.1109/TGRS.2011.2153205]

Siegel, D. A., and B. A. Franz. 2010. Oceanography: Century of phytoplankton change Nature 466 (7306): 569-571 [10.1038/466569a]

Werdell, P. J., B. A. Franz, and S. W. Bailey. 2010. Evaluation of shortwave infrared atmospheric correction for ocean color remote sensing of Chesapeake Bay Remote Sensing of Environment 114 (10): 2238-2247 [10.1016/j.rse.2010.04.027]

Ahmad, Z., B. A. Franz, C. R. Mc Clain, et al. E. J. Kwiatkowska, P. J. Werdell, E. P. Shettle, and B. N. Holben. 2010. New aerosol models for the retrieval of aerosol optical thickness and normalized water-leaving radiances from the SeaWiFS and MODIS sensors over coastal regions and open oceans Applied Optics 49 (29): 5545 [10.1364/AO.49.005545]

Bailey, S. W., B. A. Franz, and P. J. Werdell. 2010. Estimation of near-infrared water-leaving reflectance for satellite ocean color data processing Optics Express 7521-7527

Kuchinke, C., H. Gordon, and B. A. Franz. 2009. Spectral optimization for constituent retrieval in Case 2 waters I: Implementation and performance Remote Sensing of Environment 113 (3): 571-587 [10.1016/j.rse.2008.11.001]

Behrenfeld, M., T. Westberry, R. O'Malley, et al. J. Wiggert, E. Boss, D. Siegel, B. A. Franz, C. R. McClain, G. Feldman, G. Dall'Olmo, A. Milligan, S. Doney, I. Lima, and N. Mahowald. 2009. Satellite-detected fluorescence reveals global physiology of ocean phytoplankton Biogeosci 6 779-794 [www.biogeosciences.net/6/779/2009/]

Kwiatkowska, E., B. A. Franz, G. Meister, C. R. Mcclain, and X. Xiong. 2008. Cross calibration of ocean-color bands from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on Terra platform Appl Opt 47 (36): 6796-6810 [10.1364/AO.47.006796]

Bailey, S. W., S. B. Hooker, A. David, B. A. Franz, and P. J. Werdell. 2008. Sources and assumptions for the vicarious calibration of ocean color satellite observations Applied Optics 47 (12): 2035 [10.1364/AO.47.002035]

Gordon, H., and B. A. Franz. 2008. Remote sensing of ocean color: Assessment of the water-leaving radiance bidirectional effects on the atmospheric diffuse transmittance for SeaWiFS and MODIS intercomparisons Remote Sensing of Environment 112 (5): 2677-2685 [10.1016/j.rse.2007.12.010]

Stramski, D., R. Reynolds, M. Babin, et al. S. Kaczmarek, M. Lewis, R. Ouml;ttgers, A. Sciandra, M. Stramska, M. Twardowski, B. A. Franz, and H. Claustre. 2008. Relationships between the surface concentration of particulate organic carbon and optical properties in the eastern South Pacific and eastern Atlantic Oceans Biogeosci 5 171-201

Franz, B. A., E. Kwiatkowska, G. Meister, and C. R. McClain. 2008. Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on Terra: limitations for ocean color applications J Appl Remote Sens 2 (1): 023525 [10.1117/1.2957964]

Werdell, P. J., S. W. Bailey, B. A. Franz, A. Morel, and C. R. Mc Clain. 2007. On-orbit vicarious calibration of ocean color sensors using an ocean surface reflectance model Applied Optics 46 (23): 5649 [10.1364/AO.46.005649]

Eplee, R. E., F. S. Patt, B. A. Franz, et al. S. W. Bailey, G. Meister, and C. R. McClain. 2007. SeaWiFS on-orbit gain and detector calibrations: effect on ocean products Applied Optics 46 6733-6750 [10.1364/AO.46.006733]

Ahmad, Z., C. R. Mc Clain, J. R. Herman, et al. B. A. Franz, E. Kwiatkowska, W. D. Robinson, E. Buscela, and M. A. Tzortziou. 2007. Atmospheric correction for NO<sub>2</sub> absorption in retrieving water-leaving reflectances from the SeaWiFS and MODIS measurements Applied Optics 46 (26): 6504 [10.1364/AO.46.006504]

Morel, A., Y. Huot, B. Gentili, et al. P. J. Werdell, S. Hooker, and B. A. Franz. 2007. Examining the consistency of products derived from various ocean color sensors in open ocean (Case 1) waters in the prespective of multi-sensor approach Remote Sens Environ 111 69-88

Franz, B. A., S. W. Bailey, P. J. Werdell, and C. R. McClain. 2007. Sensor-independent approach to the vicarious calibration of satellite ocean color radiometry Appl Opt 46 (22): 5068-5082

Meister, G., E. Kwiatkowska, B. A. Franz, et al. F. Patt, G. Feldman, and C. R. McClain. 2005. Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ocean color polarization correction Appl Opt 44 (26): 5524-5535

Franz, B. A., J. Wilding, and J. Gales. 2003. Operational Merging of MODIS and SeaWiFS Ocean Color Products at Level-3 NASA/TM-2003 47-49

Frouin, R., B. A. Franz, and P. Werdell. 2003. The SeaWiFS PAR Product NASA/TM 2003--206892, Vol 22 46-50

Patt, F., B. A. Franz, W. Robinson, and J. Gales. 2003. Level-1a and Level-3 Processing Changes NASA/TM 2003-206892, Vol 22 41-45

Franz, B. A. 2003. A Long-term Intercomparison of Oceanic Optical Property Retrievals from MODIS-Terra and SeaWiFS MODIS Validation, Data Merger and Other Activities Accomplished by the SIMBIOS Project: 2002-2003 NASA/TM-2003-212249 19-31

Wang, M., A. Isaacman, B. A. Franz, and C. R. Mc Clain. 2002. Ocean-color optical property data Derived from the Japanese Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner and the French Polarization and Directionality of the Earth's Reflectances: a comparison study Appl Opt 41 (6): 974-990

Wang, M., B. A. Franz, R. Barnes, and C. R. McClain. 2001. Effects of Spectral Bandpass on SeaWiFS-Retrieved Near-Surface Optical Properties of the Ocean Applied Optics 40 (3): 343-348 [10.1364/AO.40.000343]

Wang, M., and B. A. Franz. 2000. Comparing the ocean color measurements between MOS and SeaWiFS: a vicarious intercalibration approach for MOS IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 38 (1): 184-197 [10.1109/36.823911]

Stumpf, R., G. Feldman, N. Kuring, B. A. Franz, and E. Green. 1999. SeaWiFS Spies Reefs Reef Encounter 26

Kelsall, T., J. Weiland, B. Franz, et al. W. Reach, R. Arendt, E. Dwek, H. Freudenreich, M. Hauser, S. Moseley, N. Odegard, R. Silverberg, and E. Wright. 1998. The COBE Diffuse Infrared Background Experiment Search for the Cosmic Infrared Background. II. Model of the Interplanetary Dust Cloud The Astrophysical Journal 508 (1): 44-73 [10.1086/306380]

Reach, W. T., B. A. Franz, and J. L. Weiland. 1997. The Three-Dimensional Structure of the Zodiacal Dust Bands Icarus 127 (2): 461-484 [10.1006/icar.1997.5704]

Franz, B. A., W. T. Reach, T. Kelsall, and J. L. Weiland. 1996. Inversion of the DIRBE photometry to derive the three dimensional distribution of the interplanetary dust AIP Conference Proceedings [10.1063/1.49235]

Reach, W. T., B. A. Franz, T. Kelsall, and J. L. Weiland. 1996. DIRBE observations of the zodiacal light AIP Conference Proceedings [10.1063/1.49209]

Reach, W. T., B. A. Franz, J. L. Weiland, et al. M. G. Hauser, T. N. Kelsall, E. L. Wright, G. Rawleyt, S. W. Stemwedel, and W. J. Spiesman. 1995. Observational confirmation of a circumsolar dust ring by the COBE satellite Nature 374 (6522): 521-523 [10.1038/374521a0]

Sodroski, T. J., C. Bennett, N. Boggess, et al. E. Dwek, B. A. Franz, M. G. Hauser, T. Kelsall, S. H. Moseley, N. Odegard, R. F. Silverberg, and J. L. Weiland. 1994. Large-scale characteristics of interstellar dust from COBE DIRBE observations The Astrophysical Journal 428 638 [10.1086/174274]

Sodroski, T. J., R. G. Arendt, M. G. Hauser, et al. N. W. Boggess, E. Dwek, T. J. Kelsall, S. H. Moseley, T. L. Murdock, R. F. Silverberg, G. B. Berriman, B. A. Franz, H. T. Freudenreich, C. M. Lisse, M. Mitra, N. P. Odegard, W. J. Spiesman, S. W. Stemwedel, G. N. Toller, and J. L. Weiland. 1993. Observations of the large-scale infrared emission from the galactic plane region by the diffuse infrared background experiment Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing [10.1117/12.157827]

Sodroski, T. J., M. G. Hauser, E. Dwek, et al. T. Kelsall, S. H. Moseley, R. F. Silverberg, N. Boggess, N. Odegard, J. L. Weiland, and B. Franz. 1992. Large-scale physical conditions in the interstellar medium from DIRBE observations AIP Conference Proceedings [10.1063/1.44035]

Freudenreich, H. T., T. J. Sodroski, G. B. Berriman, et al. E. Dwek, B. A. Franz, M. G. Hauser, T. Kelsall, S. H. Moseley, N. P. Odegard, R. F. Silverberg, G. N. Toller, and J. L. Weiland. 1992. Dirbe evidence for a warp in the Galaxy AIP Conference Proceedings [10.1063/1.43975]

Non-Refereed

Eplee, R. E., G. Meister, F. S. Patt, et al. K. R. Turpie, S. W. Bailey, and B. A. Franz. 2019. The NASA OBPG 2020 on-orbit calibration of SNPP VIIRS for ocean color applications Earth Observing Systems XXIV [10.1117/12.2528769]

Eplee, R. E., K. R. Turpie, G. Meister, F. S. Patt, and B. A. Franz. 2015. Updates to the on-orbit calibration of SNPP VIIRS for ocean color applications Earth Observing Systems XX 9607 [10.1117/12.2185940]

Lyapustin, A. I., X. Xiong, Y. Wang, et al. G. Meister, S. E. Platnick, R. C. Levy, B. A. Franz, A. Wu, and A. A. Angal. 2015. MODIS Terra-Aqua C6+ Cross-Calibration Improvements GSICS Quarterly 9 (2): [10.7289/V5XK8CHN]

Melin, F., and B. A. Franz. 2014. Assessment of Satellite Ocean Colour Radiometry and Derived Geophysical Products (Chapter 6.1) Optical Radiometry for Ocean Climate Measurements, 1st Edition 47 609-638

Meister, G., R. E. Eplee, and B. A. Franz. 2014. Corrections to MODIS Terra calibration and polarization trending derived from ocean color products Earth Observing Systems XIX 9218 [10.1117/12.2062714]

Franz, B. A., S. W. Bailey, N. Kuring, and P. J. Werdell. 2014. Ocean Color Measurements from Landsat-8 OLI using SeaDAS Proc. Ocean Optics XXII

McKinna, L. I., P. J. Werdell, P. R. Fearns, et al. S. J. Weeks, M. Reichstetter, B. A. Franz, S. W. Bailey, D. M. Shea, and G. Feldman. 2014. SWIM: a semi-analytical ocean color inversion algorithm for optically shallow waters Proc. Ocean Optics XXII

Eplee, R. E., K. R. Turpie, G. Meister, et al. F. S. Patt, G. F. Fireman, B. A. Franz, and C. R. Mc Clain. 2013. A synthesis of VIIRS solar and lunar calibrations Proc. SPIE 8866, Earth Observing Systems XVIII 8866 88661L [10.1117/12.2024069]

Turpie, K. R., B. A. Franz, W. D. Robinson, et al. R. E. Eplee, G. Meister, G. F. Fireman, F. S. Patt, R. A. Barnes, and C. R. Mc Clain. 2012. Suomi NPP VIIRS ocean color data product early mission assessment Proc. SPIE 8510, Earth Observing Systems XVII 8510 85101H [10.1117/12.931113]

Franz, B. A., S. W. Bailey, G. Meister, and P. J. Werdell. 2012. Quality and Consistency of the NASA Ocean Color Data Record Proc. Ocean Optics XXI

Eplee, R. E., K. R. Turpie, G. F. Fireman, et al. G. Meister, T. C. Stone, F. S. Patt, B. A. Franz, S. W. Bailey, W. D. Robinson, and C. R. Mc Clain. 2012. VIIRS on-orbit calibration for ocean color data processing Proc. SPIE 8510, Earth Observing Systems XVII 8510 85101G [10.1117/12.930483]

Turpie, K. R., G. Meister, R. E. Eplee, et al. R. A. Barnes, B. A. Franz, F. S. Patt, W. D. Robinson, and C. R. McClain. 2011. Assessment of NPP VIIRS Ocean Color Data Products: Hope and Risk Proc. of SPIE 8153 9 pp. [10.1117/12.893945]

Robinson, W. D., F. S. Patt, B. A. Franz, K. R. Turpie, and C. R. Mc Clain. 2011. The VIIRS ocean data simulator enhancements and results Proc. SPIE 8153, Earth Observing Systems XVI 8153 81531P [10.1117/12.892936]

Meister, G., C. R. Mc Clain, Z. Ahmad, et al. S. W. Bailey, R. A. Barnes, S. Brown, G. E. Eplee, B. A. Franz, A. Holmes, W. B. Monosmith, F. S. Patt, R. P. Stumpf, K. R. Turpie, and P. J. Werdell. 2011. Requirements for an Advanced Ocean Radiometer NASA Tech Memo 37

Meister, G., and B. A. Franz. 2011. Adjustments to the MODIS Terra radiometric calibration and polarization sensitivity in the 2010 reprocessing Proc. SPIE 8153, Earth Observing Systems XVI 8153 815308 [10.1117/12.891787]

Eplee, R. E., G. Meister, F. S. Patt, B. A. Franz, and C. R. Mc Clain. 2011. Uncertainty Assessment of the SeaWiFS On-Orbit Calibration Earth Observing Systems XVI

Franz, B. A., and P. J. Werdell. 2010. A Generalized Framework for Modeling of Inherent Optical Properties in Ocean Remote Sensing Applications Proc. Ocean Optics XX

Meister, G., B. A. Franz, and C. R. Mcclain. 2009. Influence of thin cirrus clouds on ocean color products Proc. SPIE 7459, Ocean Remote Sensing: Methods and Applications 7459 745903 [10.1117/12.827272]

Meister, G., B. A. Franz, E. J. Kwiatkowska, R. E. Eplee, and C. R. Mc Clain. 2009. Detector dependency of MODIS polarization sensitivity derived from on-orbit characterization Proc. SPIE 7452, Earth Observing Systems XIV 7452 74520N [10.1117/12.825385]

Robinson, W., F. Patt, B. A. Franz, K. Turpie, and C. R. Mcclain. 2009. A VIIRS ocean data simulator Proc. SPIE 7452, Earth Observing Systems XIV 7452 75420A [10.1117/12.827058]

Werdell, J., B. A. Franz, S. W. Bailey, L. W. Harding Jr., and G. C. Feldman. 2007. Approach for the long-term spatial and temporal evaluation of ocean color satelliet data products in a coastal environment Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng 6680 12 pp [10.1117/12.732489]

Franz, B. A., E. J. Kwiatkowska, G. Meister, and C. R. Mcclain. 2007. Utility of MODIS-Terra for ocean color applications Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng 6677 14 pp

Meister, G., C. Pan, F. Patt, et al. B. A. Franz, X. Xiong, and C. R. Mcclain. 2007. Correction of sub-frame striping in high-resolution MODIS ocean color products Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng 6677 12 pp [10.1117/12.732191]

Elpee Jr, R. E., F. Patt, G. Meister, et al. B. A. Franz, S. W. Bailey, and C. R. Mcclain. 2007. On-orbit calibration of SeaWiFS: revised temperature and gain corrections Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng 6677 15 pp

Werdell, P. J., B. A. Franz, S. W. Bailey, and C. R. McClain. 2006. Recent Advances in the Operational Vicarious Calibration of Visible and Near- infrared Ocean Color Satellite Radiometry Proc. Ocean Optics XVIII

Franz, B. A., P. J. Werdell, G. Meister, et al. E. J. Kwiatkowska, S. W. Bailey, Z. Ahmad, and C. R. Mc Clain. 2006. MODIS Land Bands for Ocean Remote Sensing Applications Proc. Ocean Optics XVIII

Meister, G., B. A. Franz, K. R. Turpie, and C. R. Mc Clain. 2005. The MODIS Aqua Point-Spread Function for Ocean Color Bands 9th International Symposium on Physical Measurements and Signatures in Remote Sensing 36 334-336

Franz, B. A., P. Werdell, G. Meister, et al. S. W. Bailey, R. E. Eplee Jr, G. C. Feldman, E. Kwiatkowska, C. R. Mcclain, F. Patt, and D. Thomas. 2005. The continuity of ocean color measurements from SeaWiFS to MODIS Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng 5882 304-316

Fargion, G., B. A. Franz, E. Kwiatkowska, et al. C. Pietras, S. W. Bailey, J. Gales, G. Meister, K. Knobelspiesse, J. Werdell, and C. R. Mcclain. 2003. SIMBIOS Program in Support of Ocean Color Missions: 1997-2003 Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng 5155 49-60

Bailey, S. W., W. Robinson, and B. A. Franz. 2003. Modifications to the SeaWiFS NIR Correction NASA/TM 2003-206892, Vol 22 26-28

Robinson, W., B. A. Franz, F. Patt, S. W. Bailey, and P. J. Werdell. 2003. Masks and Flags Updates NASA/TM 2003--206892, Vol 22 34-40

Franz, B. A., R. Eplee, J. , S. W. Bailey, and M. Wang. 2003. Changes to the Atmospheric Correction Algorithm and Retrieval of Oceanic Optical Properties NASA/TM 2003-206892, Vol 22 29-33

Fargion, G., B. A. Franz, E. Kwiatkowska, et al. C. Pietras, S. W. Bailey, J. Gales, G. Meister, K. Knobelspiesse, J. Werdell, C. R. Mc Clain, and G. Feldman. 2003. SIMBIOS Project Data Processing and Analysis Results NASA/TM-2003-211622 11841

Franz, B. A., F. Patt, R. A. Barnes, et al. R. E. Eplee Jr, J. E. O'Reilly, W. Robinson, G. C. Feldman, S. W. Bailey, J. Gales, J. Werdell, M. Wang, R. Frouin, R. P. Stumpf, R. A. Arnone, R. W. Gould Jr, P. M. Martinolich, V. Ransibrahmanakul, and J. A. Yoder. 2003. Algorithm Updates for the Fourth SeaWiFS Data Reprocessing NASA/TM 2003-206892 22 74 pp