Particulate matter (particulate backscatter coefficient at 443nm, bbp in m^-1 at 4km resolution): The backscatter coefficient bbp represents the fraction of incident light that is scattered backward from its original path by particulate material in the water. The backscattering coefficient gives a good indication of the concentration of suspended organic and inorganic particles (e.g. sediments) in the water.
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- Western Sahara, Spain, Estonia, Ethiopia, Denmark, Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Finland, France, Kosovo, Austria, Bulgaria, Moldova, Monaco, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Morocco, Latvia, Lebanon, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Libya, Tunisia, Turkey, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, South Sudan, Chad, Togo, Sweden, Syria, Andorra, Burkina Faso, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Guernsey, Georgia, United Kingdom, Faroes, The Gambia, Guinea, Gibraltar, Ghana, North Macedonia, Mali, Malta, Montenegro, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Albania, Benin, Vatican City, Ukraine, Central African Republic, Belarus, Côte d’Ivoire, Switzerland, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Czechia, Cyprus, Djibouti, Germany, Italy, Jersey, Iceland, Israel, Ireland, Iraq, Hungary, Isle of Man, Greenland, Croatia, Åland Islands, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Romania, Palestine, Portugal, Somalia, San Marino
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