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Reflectance spectra from eutrophic Mono Lake, California, measured with the Airborne Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer
Author(s): John M. Melack; Stuart H. Pilorz
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Paper Abstract

An AVIRIS image was obtained for Mono Lake California on 26 May 1989 a day with excellent visibility. Aospherically-corrected reflectance spectra derived from the image indicate a spectral signature for chlorophyll a the dominant photosynthetic pigment in the phytoplankton of the lake. Chlorophyll a concentrations in the lake were about 22 mg m3 and the upwelling radiance was low with a peak reflectance at about 570 nm of about 5. Coherent noise appeared in the image as regular variations of 0. 1 to 0. 2 p. W cm2 t1 oriented diagonally to the flight line. A simple ratio of two spectral bands removed the conspicuous undulations but modifications of the shielding within the instrument are needed to improve the signal especially over dark targets such as lakes. 1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1298, Imaging Spectroscopy of the Terrestrial Environment, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21352
Show Author Affiliations
John M. Melack, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Stuart H. Pilorz, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1298:
Imaging Spectroscopy of the Terrestrial Environment
Gregg Vane, Editor(s)

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