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Lasers chart the waters of Australia's Great Barrier Reef
Author(s): Ralph H. Abbot; Dallas W. Lane; Mark J. Sinclair; Tom A. Spurling
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Paper Abstract

In Australia airborne laser hydrography has been researched and developed over a period of 18 years from a concept into a fully integrated operational unit in the Royal Australian Navy. This paper reviews the first three years of operation and considers recent developments and findings. These include surface reflections as a surface reference level, depth accuracy and detection capability over small shoals and the effect of turbidity on depth measurement. Also discussed are operational aspects relevant to laser hydrography.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 1996
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 2964, CIS Selected Papers: Laser Remote Sensing of Natural Waters: From Theory to Practice, (13 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258354
Show Author Affiliations
Ralph H. Abbot, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Dallas W. Lane, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Mark J. Sinclair, OIC LADS (Australia)
Tom A. Spurling, LADS Corp. (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2964:
CIS Selected Papers: Laser Remote Sensing of Natural Waters: From Theory to Practice
Victor I. Feigels; Yurij I. Kopilevich, Editor(s)

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