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A Solid-State Spectral Transmissometer And Radiometer
Author(s): K. L. Carder; R. G. Steward; P. R. Payne
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Paper Abstract

An in-situ instrument designed to measure the spectral attenuation coefficient of sea-water and the ocean remote sensing reflectance from 400 to 750 nm is under development and is described. It employs a 256-channel, charge-coupled type of linear array measuring the spectral intensities diffracted by a grating. Examples of the types of data expected to be delivered by this instrument have been simulated using a breadboard laboratory instrument and an above-water, solid-state radiometer. Algorithms using data from these instruments have been developed and tested providing measures of chlorophyll a + phaeophytin a from less than .1 to 77.0 mg/m3 chlorophyll, gelbstoffe spectral absorption coefficients, and detrital spectral backscattering coefficients for waters of the west Florida shelf.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 1984
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0489, Ocean Optics VII, (27 September 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943319
Show Author Affiliations
K. L. Carder, University of South Florida (United States)
R. G. Steward, University of South Florida (United States)
P. R. Payne, Aztec Computer Engineering (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0489:
Ocean Optics VII
Marvin A. Blizard, Editor(s)

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