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Bathymetry mapping and sea floor classification using multispectral satellite data and standardized physics based data processing
Author(s): Sabine Ohlendorf; Andreas Müller; Thomas Heege; Sergio Cerdeira-Estrada; Halina T. Kobryn
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Paper Abstract

Multispectral satellite data (WordView-2, IKONOS, QuickBird) are used to map bathymetry and spectral sea floor classes in a range of coastal areas. The standardized physics-based data processing integrates MODIS satellite data for the radiometric intercalibration and estimates of turbidity. This process includes corrections for sunglitter, the adjacency and the atmospheric effect. The water depth is calculated iteratively in combination with the spectral unmixing of the respective bottom reflectance on base of the subsurface reflectance. The final step of the processing classifies the bottom reflectance due to the spectral signature of different bottom types and biota using a specific cluster and classification approach. The comparison with in situ data at different sites worldwide proves the approach, but also emphasizes the necessity of radiometric well calibrated satellite data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8175, Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions 2011, 817503 (7 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.898652
Show Author Affiliations
Sabine Ohlendorf, EOMAP GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Andreas Müller, EOMAP GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Thomas Heege, EOMAP GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Sergio Cerdeira-Estrada, CONABIO (Mexico)
Halina T. Kobryn, Murdoch Univ. (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8175:
Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions 2011
Charles R. Bostater; Stelios P. Mertikas; Xavier Neyt; Miguel Velez-Reyes, Editor(s)

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