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Synthetic image generation of shallow water using an iterative layered radiative transfer model with realistic water surface waves
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Paper Abstract

Modeled hyperspectral reflectance signatures just above the water surface are obtained from an analytical radiative transport model applicable to shallow water types. Light transport within the water body is simulated using a fast, accurate radiative transfer model that calculates the light distribution in any layered media. A realistic water surface is synthesized using empirically-based statistical models of ocean surface waves. Images are displayed as 24 bit RGB images of the water surface using selected channels. The selected channels are centered at 480, 520 and 650 nm. Hyperspectral image cubes with two spatial and a third spectral dimension are shown to allow the detection of any optically unresolved features in the two-dimensional RGB image.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 2004
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 5233, Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2003, (26 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.517197
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Charles R. Bostater, Florida Institute of Technology (United States)
Lisa H. Huddleston, Florida Institute of Technology (United States)
Luce Bassetti, Florida Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5233:
Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2003
Charles R. Bostater; Rosalia Santoleri, Editor(s)

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