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Application of an optical remote sensing model
Author(s): Charles R. Bostater; Wei-ming Ma; Ted McNally; Manuel Gimond; A. P. Lamb
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Paper Abstract

A simplified two-flow model derived from the radiative transfer problem applicable to a water column is described and applied. The application of the model to reflectance signatures measured in Delaware Bay estuarine waters is described. The shapes of the reflectance signatures compare nicely with field data, although the absolute magnitudes of reflectance are different. The model could be improved if a more realistic non-homogeneous model is applied or actual absorption coefficients were measured. An analytic two-flow model was developed and the sensitivity analysis runs for estimating radiance reflectance (nadir view geometry) above the water surface suggest that the most important in-situ parameters are absorption coefficient, the internal diffuse reflectance coefficient, and the backscatter coefficient.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2586, Global Process Monitoring and Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice, (18 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228632
Show Author Affiliations
Charles R. Bostater, Florida Institute of Technology (United States)
Wei-ming Ma, Florida Institute of Technology (United States)
Ted McNally, Florida Institute of Technology (United States)
Manuel Gimond, Florida Institute of Technology (United States)
A. P. Lamb, Florida Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2586:
Global Process Monitoring and Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice
Donald W. Deering; Preben Gudmandsen, Editor(s)

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