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Comparison of measured and modeled bottom reflectance spectra on the southeastern shelf of the Florida Keys
Author(s): Lisa R. Young; Kendall L. Carder; Robert G. Steward; Feng-I R. Chen
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Paper Abstract

Interpretation of remotely sensed data is difficult in coastal regions compared to the open ocean, where optical signals are highly coupled to phytoplankton/chlorophyll. In estuarine and coastal areas, terrigenous colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) does not covary with chlorophyll, and if the water column is optically shallow, bottom reflectance confounds interpretation of remote-sensing reflectance (RTS) signals. In order to more accurately model RTS in nearshore environements, bottom reflectance must be adequately characterized. During research cruises to the Florida Keys region in July, 1994 and March, 1995, reflectance spectra were obtained of various bottom types. RTS measurements, obtained during these cruises, and RTS measurements made with the Airborne Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) were compared against RTS derived from a hyperspectral model that decoupled water column and bottom contributions to the RTS signal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 June 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2480, Imaging Spectrometry, (12 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210879
Show Author Affiliations
Lisa R. Young, Univ. of South Florida (United States)
Kendall L. Carder, Univ. of South Florida (United States)
Robert G. Steward, Univ. of South Florida (United States)
Feng-I R. Chen, Univ. of South Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2480:
Imaging Spectrometry
Michael R. Descour; Jonathan Martin Mooney; David L. Perry; Luanna R. Illing, Editor(s)

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