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Modular optoelectronic scanner (MOS): a study of its capabilities for optically active parameter estimation by means of an ocean color model
Author(s): Paolo P. Cipollini; Giovanni Corsini
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Paper Abstract

The Modular Optoelectronic Scanner (MOS) is the first spaceborne ocean color sensor to become available after a ten-year gap and has already attracted the interest of many scientists. This paper deals with a computational study of MOS spectral capabilities by means of a reflectance model. The model, briefly recalled, has been updated with a review of the most recent results concerning the parameterization of the optically active parameter (OAP) inherent properties. A first-order parameterization of chlorophyll fluorescence around 685 nm has also been introduce. A large number of reflectance curves are generated with the model, using different distributions of the OAP concentrations to simulate various types of waters. The reflectance curve sets are then integrated over the MOST spectral bands, and a regression analysis is performed to find the coefficients of multi-linear algorithms for the parameter estimation. The results highlight the effectiveness of MOS spectral bands in attempting a separation of the optically active parameters in different waters. Nevertheless, the strong dependence of the results on the model input parameter distributions makes further studies needed in order to find robust algorithms to be applied in practice.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2963, Ocean Optics XIII, (6 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266376
Show Author Affiliations
Paolo P. Cipollini, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Giovanni Corsini, Univ. of Pisa (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2963:
Ocean Optics XIII
Steven G. Ackleson; Robert J. Frouin, Editor(s)

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