Research staff: Dr. Peter Land

Peter Land

Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Prospect Place
The Hoe
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1752 633151
Fax: +44 (0) 1752 633101

Research interests

The marine carbon cycle, air-sea gas exchange from satellite Earth observation of climatically important gases, atmospheric correction of visible spectrum satellite and airborne sensors and methods to study water quality.

Principal and co-investigator

ESA Pathfinders Ocean Acidification, European Space Agency Support to Science Element (STSE) project (Co-I) (2014-2015).

Current projects

European Space Agency OceanFlux Greenhouse Gases, European Space Agency Felyx, UK NERC CaNDyFlOSS, UK NERC RAGNARoCC, UK NERC Greenhouse Gases Deliverable D project, UK DEFRA/NERC Blue Carbon.

Recent publications

Land, P. E., Shutler, J. D., Platt, T., M-F, Racault (2014) A novel method to retrieve oceanic phytoplankton phenology from satellite data in the presence of data gaps, Ecological Indicators, 37(A), 67-80, doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.10.008

Land, P. E., Shutler, J. D., Cowling, R., Woolf, D. K., Walker, P., Findlay, H. S., Upstill-Goddard, R.C., Donlon, C. (2013) Climate change impacts on sea-air fluxes of CO2 in three Arctic seas: a sensitivity study using Earth observation, Biogeosciences, 10, doi:10.5194/bg-10-8109-2013.

Shutler, J. D., Land, P. E., Brown, C. W., Findlay, H. S., Donlon, C. J., Medland, M., Snooke, R., Blackford, J. C., (2013) Coccolithophore surface distributions in the North Atlantic and their modulation of the air-sea flux of CO2 from 10 years of satellite Earth observation data, Biogeosciences, 10, 1-11, doi:10.5194/bg-10-1-2013.

Martinez-Vicente, V., Simis, S., Alegre, R., Land, P., Groom, S. (2013) Above-water reflectance for the evaluation of adjacency effects in Earth observation data: initial results and methods comparison for near-coastal waters in the Western Channel, UK", Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, 8(3), doi:10.2971/jeos.2013.13060

Woolf, D. K., Land, P. E., Shutler, J. D., Goddijn-Murphy, L. M., (2012) Thermal and haline effects on the calculation of air-sea CO2 fluxes revisited, Biogeosciences Discussions, 9, 16381-16417, doi:10.5194/bgd-9-16381-2012.

Martinez-Vicente, V., Land, P.E., Tilstone, G.H., Widdicombe, C. & Fishwick, J.R. (2010) Particulate scattering and backscattering related to water constituents and seasonal changes in the Western English Channel. Journal of Plankton Research, 32(5), 603-619. doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbq013

Shutler, J.D., Land, P.E., Smyth, T.J. & Groom, S.B. (2007) Extending the MODIS 1 km ocean colour atmospheric correction to the MODIS 500 m bands and 500 m chlorophyll-a estimation towards coastal and estuarine monitoring. Remote Sensing of Environment, 107(4), 521-532.

Carlund, T., B. Hakansson, and P. Land, (2005) Aerosol optical depth over the Baltic Sea derived from AERONET and SeaWiFS measurements, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26 (2), 233-245.

Shutler, J.D., T. J. Smyth, P. E. Land, and S. B. Groom (2005) A near-real time MODIS data processing system, International Journal of Remote Sensing , 26(5), 1049-1055.

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