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Bathymetric analysis of in-water upwelling-radiance data
Author(s): Temple Harold Fay; H. Vincent Miller; R. Kent Clark
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Paper Abstract

In June 1988, the Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity (NORDA) collected some "in-water" data using its Towed Underwater Pumping System (TUPS) in the near-shore waters off St. Andrews State Park, Shell Island, Florida. These in situ data include latitude; longitude; depth in meters; narrow-band upwelling at 465 nm, 507 nm, and 532 nm; broad-band downwelling collected at the surface; temperature; salinity; atid transmissivity. In this paper, we investigate the relationship between depth and the normalized upwelling irradiance (upwelling divided by downwelling) in the three bands. Algorithms used to calculate water depth from remotely sensed airborne and satellite multispectral data are applied to the TUPS data and results compared. The TEJPS data have the advantage over most aircraft- and satellite-collected data because they were collected over an essentially uniform bottom type (smooth sandy bottom with steady slope) and have no atmospheric contamination. A new algorithm for depth calculation is proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1302, Ocean Optics X, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21478
Show Author Affiliations
Temple Harold Fay, Naval Oceanographic and Atmospheric Research Lab (United States)
H. Vincent Miller, Naval Oceanographic and Atmospheric Research Lab (United States)
R. Kent Clark, Univ. of South Alabama (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1302:
Ocean Optics X
Richard W. Spinrad, Editor(s)

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