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Remote sensing parameter model of suspended sediment and its application in the Yangtze River estuary
Author(s): Yanjiao Wang; Feng Yan; Peiqun Zhang; Wenjie Dong; Ying Zhang
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Paper Abstract

To study the relationship between suspended sediment concentrations (SSC) prepared in laboratory and synchronously measured spectral reflectance, the optimal wavelengths to estimate SSC in water were selected. The single factor, band ratio and sediment parameter quantitative retrieval models of SSC were constructed using these optimal wavelength means, and the suspended sediment parameter model was used to retrieve the SSC in the Yangtze River estuary. Results show that the models built by single factor B4 (780-835nm) and band radio B4 (780-835nm)/B1(430-500nm) respectively can estimate the SSC accurately. The retrieval model of SSC constructed by suspended sediment parameter can get a relatively higher accuracy level than the single factor and band ratio models. The suspended sediment parameter model applied to the Yangtze River estuary exhibits a strong capability to map the SSC distribution. In this paper, experimental measuring of SSC in water and reflectance can not only keep the data obtained synchronously but also weaken the influence of atmosphere on reflectance. The inversion models of SSC developed by these data are of good representations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6752, Geoinformatics 2007: Remotely Sensed Data and Information, 67521C (26 July 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.760693
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Yanjiao Wang, Chinese Meteorological Administration (China)
Feng Yan, Nanjing Univ. (China)
Peiqun Zhang, Chinese Meteorological Administration (China)
Wenjie Dong, Chinese Meteorological Administration (China)
Ying Zhang, Nanjing Normal Univ. (China)


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Geoinformatics 2007: Remotely Sensed Data and Information

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