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Bryan Franz
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PACE Science Data Segment Manager | Research Scientist in the Ocean Ecology Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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Vector Radiative Transfer Model for Coupled Atmosphere and Ocean Systems Including Inelastic Sources in Ocean Waters (2017)
Uncertainties in Coastal Ocean Color Products: Impacts of Spatial Sampling (2016)
The Sensitivity of SeaWiFS Ocean Color Retrievals to Aerosol Amount and Type (2016)
Contribution of Raman Scattering to Polarized Radiation Field in Ocean Waters (2015)

Science Meeting Presentations (6)

PACE Atmospheric Correction Focusing on Adaptation of NASA’s Heritage Algorithm
Franz, B., Ibrahim, A., Ahmad, Z., Gao, B-C., and Zhai, P. (16-Jan-18)
PACE Atmospheric Correction Focusing on Adaptation of NASA’s Heritage Algorithm
Franz, B., Ibrahim, A., Ahmad, Z., Healy, R., and Gao, B-C. (17-Jan-17)
Subgroup Report: Proxy Datasets
Knobelspiesse, K., Franz, B., and Ibrahim, A. (17-Jan-17)
Implementing Heritage AC Algorighm for Hyperspectral Rrs Retrieval
Ibraham, A., Franz, B., Ahmad, Z., Healy, R., and Gao, B-C. (21-Jan-16)
Available Datasets with Polarimeter Data
Chowdhary, J., Franz, B., Guild, L., Knobelspiesse, K., and Palacios, S. (21-Jan-16)
Atmospheric Correction Discussion : Where We are Today, and Where We Might be in 2.5 Years
Franz, B. (15-Jan-15)

Publications (31)

Zhai P.W., Hu, Y., Winker, D., Franz, B., Werdell, J., and Boss, E. (2017). Vector Radiative Transfer Model for Coupled Atmosphere and Ocean Systems Including Inelastic Sources in Ocean Waters, Opt. Express 25(8), A223-A239, doi: 10.1364/OE.25.00A223.
Pahlevan, N., Sarkar, S., and Franz, B.A. (2016). Uncertainties in Coastal Ocean Color Products: Impacts of Spatial Sampling, Remote Sens. Environ., 181, 14-26, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.03.022.
Kahn, R. A., Sayer, A.M., Ahmad, Z., and Franz, B.A. (2016). The Sensitivity of SeaWiFS Ocean Color Retrievals to Aerosol Amount and Type, J. Atmos. and Oceanic Tech., 33(6), 1185-1209, doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0121.1.
*Zhai, P.-W., Hu, Y., Winker, D.M., Franz, B.A., and Boss, E. (2015). Contribution of Raman Scattering to Polarized Radiation Field in Ocean Waters, Opt. Express, 23(18), 23582-23596, doi: 10.1364/oe.23.023582.
Franz, B. A., Behrenfeld, M., Siegel, D., and Werdell, P.J. (2015). Global Ocean Phytoplankton [in State of the Climate in 2014], Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 96(7), S85-S87, doi: 10.1175/2015BAMSStateoftheClimate.1.
Franz, B. A., Bailey, S.W., Kuring, N.A., and Werdell, P.J. (2015). Ocean Color Measurements with the Operational Land Imager on Landsat-8: Implementation and Evaluation in SeaDAS, J. Appl. Remote Sens., 9(1), 096070, doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.9.096070.
Zibordi, G., Mélin, F., Voss, K.J., Johnson, B.C., Franz, B.A., Kwiatkowska, E., Huot, J.-P., Wang, M., and Antoine, D. (2015). System Vicarious Calibration for Ocean Color Climate Change Applications: Requirements for In Situ Data, Remote Sens. Environ., 159(15), 361-369, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2014.12.015.
Signorini, S.R., Franz, B.A., and McClain, C.R. (2015). Chlorophyll Variability in the Oligotrophic Gyres: Mechanisms, Seasonality and Trends, Front. Mar. Sci., 2, 1, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2015.00001.
Mélin, F., and Franz, B.A. (2014). Assessment of Satellite Ocean Colour Radiometry and Derived Geophysical Products (Chapter 6.1), Optical Radiometry for Ocean Climate Measurements (A. Parr, ed.), Academic Press, 47, 609-638, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-417011-7.00020-9.
Werdell, P.J., Franz, B.A., Lefler, J.T., Robinson, W.D., and E. Boss, E. (2013). Retrieving Marine Inherent Optical Properties from Satellites Using Temperature and Salinity-dependent Backscattering by Seawater, Opt. Express, 21(26), 32611-32622, doi: 10.1364/OE.21.032611.
Siegel, D.A., Behrenfeld, M.J., Maritorena, S., McClain, C.R., Antoine, D., Bailey, S.W., Bontempi, P.S., Boss, E.S., Dierssen, H.M., Doney, S.C., Eplee, R.E., Evans, R.H., Feldman, G.C., Fields, E., Franz, B.A., Kuring, N.A., Mengelt, C., Nelson, N.B., Patt, F.S., Robinson, W.D., Sarmiento, J.L., Swan, C.M., Werdell, P.J., Westberry, T.K., Wilding, J.G., and Yoder, J.A. (2013). Regional to Global Assessments of Phytoplankton Dynamics from the SeaWiFS Mission, Remote Sens. Environ., 135, 77-91, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2013.03.025.
Huot, Y., Franz, B.A., and Fradette, M. (2013). Estimating Variability in the Quantum Yield of Sun-induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence: A Global Analysis of Oceanic Waters, Remote Sens. Environ., 132, 238-253, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2013.01.003.
Werdell, P.J., Franz, B.A., Bailey, S.W., Feldman, G.C., Boss, E., Brando, V.E., Dowell, M., Hirata, T., Lavender, S.J., Lee, Z.P., Loisel, H., Maritorena, S., Mélin, F., Moore, T.S., Smyth, T.J., Antoine, D., Devred, E., d'Andon, O.H.F., and Mangin, A. (2013). Generalized Ocean Color Inversion Model for Retrieving Marine Inherent Optical Properties, Appl. Opt., 52(10), 2019-2037, doi: 10.1364/AO.52.002019.
Hu, C., Feng, L., Lee, Z.P., Davis, C.O., Mannino, A., McClain, C.R., and Franz, B.A. (2012). Dynamic Range and Sensitivity Requirements of Satellite Ocean Color Sensors: Learning from the Past, Appl. Opt., 51(25), 6045-6062, doi: 10.1364/AO.51.006045.
Moore, T.M., Dowell, M.D., and Franz, B.A. (2012). Detection of Coccolithophore Blooms in Ocean Color Satellite Imagery: A Generalized Approach for Use with Multiple Sensors, Remote Sens. Environ., 117, 249-263, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2011.10.001.
Hu, C., Lee, Z.P. and Franz, B. (2012). Chlorophyll-a Algorithms for Oligotrophic Oceans: A Novel Approach Based on Three-band Reflectance Difference, J. Geophys. Res., 117, C01011, doi: 10.1029/2011JC007395.
Ahmad, Z., Franz, B.A., McClain, C.R., Kwiatkowska, E.J., Werdell, P. J., Shettle, E.P., and Holben, B.N. (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, Appl. Opt., 49(29), 5545-5560, doi: 10.1364/AO.49.005545.
Franz, B. A. and Werdell, P.J. (2010). A Generalized Framework for Modeling of Inherent Optical Properties in Ocean Remote Sensing Applications, Proc. Ocean Optics XX.
Siegel, D. A. and Franz, B.A. (2010). Oceanography: Century of Phytoplankton Change, Nature, 466(7306), 569-571, doi: 10.1038/466569a.
Bailey, S.W., Franz, B.A., and Werdell, P.J. (2010). Estimation of Near-infrared Water-leaving Reflectance for Satellite Ocean Color Data Processing, Opt. Express, 18(7), 7521-7527, doi: 10.1364/OE.18.007521.
Behrenfeld, M.J., Westberry, T.K., Boss, E.S., O'Malley, R.T., Siegel, D.A., Wiggert, J.D., Franz, B.A., McClain, C.R., Feldman, G.C., Doney, S.C., Moore, J.K., Dall'Olmo, G., Milligan, A.J., Lima, I., and Mahowald, N. (2009). Satellite-detected Fluorescence Reveals Global Physiology of Ocean Phytoplankton, Biogeosciences, 6, 779-794, doi:10.5194/bg-6-779-2009.
Kuchinke, C.P., Gordon, H.R., and Franz, B.A. (2009). Spectral Optimization for Constituent Retrieval in Case 2 Waters I: Implementation and Performance, Remote Sens. Environ., 113(3), 571-587, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2008.11.001.
Kwiatkowska, E., Franz, B.A., Meister, G., McClain, C.R., and Xiong, X. (2008). Cross Calibration of Ocean-color Bands from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on Terra Platform, Appl. Opt., 47(36), 6796-6810, doi: 10.1364/AO.47.006796.
Franz, B. A., Kwiatkowska, E., Meister, G., and McClain, C.R. (2008). Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on Terra: Limitations for Ocean Color Applications, J. Appl. Remote Sens., 2(1), 023525, doi: 10.1117/1.2957964.
Gordon, H.R. and Franz, B.A. (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 Sens. Environ., 112(5), 2677-2685, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2007.12.010.
Morel, A., Huot, Y., Gentili, B., Werdell, P.J., Hooker, S.B., and Franz, B.A. (2007). Examining the Consistency of Products Derived from Various Ocean Color Sensors in Open Ocean (Case 1) Waters in the Perspective of Multi-sensor Approach, Remote Sens. Environ., 111(1), 69-88, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2007.03.012.
Eplee, R.E., Patt, F.A., Franz, B.A., Bailey, S.W., Meister, G., and McClain, C.R. (2007). SeaWiFS On-orbit Gain and Detector Calibrations: Effect on Ocean Products, Appl. Opt., 46(27), 6733-6750, doi: 10.1364/AO.46.006733.
Ahmad, A., McClain, C.R., Herman, J.R., Franz, B.A., Kwiatkowska, E.J., Robinson, W.D., Bucsela, E.J., and Tzortziou, M. (2007). Atmospheric Correction for NO2 Absorption in Retrieving Water-leaving Reflectances from the SeaWiFS and MODIS Measurements, Appl. Opt., 46(26), 6504-6512, doi: 10.1364/AO.46.006504.
Franz, B.A., Bailey, S.W., Werdell, P.J., and McClain, C.R. (2007). Sensor-independent Approach to the Vicarious Calibration of Satellite Ocean Color Radiometry, Appl. Opt., 46(22), 5068-5082, doi: 10.1364/AO.46.005068.
Franz, B.A., Werdell, P.J., Meister, G., Bailey, S.W., Eplee, R.E., Feldman, G.C., Kwiatkowska, E., McClain, C.R., Patt, F.S., and Thomas, D. (2005). The Continuity of Ocean Color Measurements from SeaWiFS to MODIS, Proc. SPIE 5882, Earth Observing Systems X, 58820W (September 08, 2005), doi: 10.1117/12.620069.
Franz, B. A., Eplee, R.E., Bailey, S.W., and Wang, M. (2003). Changes to the Atmospheric Correction Algorithm and Retrieval of Oceanic Optical Properties, NASA/TM 2003-206892, 22, 29-33.
*Funded by PACE