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Simulation Of Radiometric Ocean Images Recorded From High-Altitude Platforms
Author(s): J C Erdmann; J M. Saint Clair
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Paper Abstract

We report about the generation of simulated multispectral ocean scenes as affected by the presence of phytoplankton under varying insolation. Both the 1D radiative transfer model and a probabilistic method are applied. The former is simple, but does not account explicitly for sun angle and observation angle dependence. The latter is based on the analysis of expected Monte Carlo results and allows one to render radiometric images of a spherical ocean. Also included is the stochastic subdivision of a non-uniform ocean, resulting in simulations of random biomass distribution. Simulated multispectral images obtained at varying wavelength can be processed like real records and by means of scatterplots yield similar results for the phytoplankton concentration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 1988
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0925, Ocean Optics IX, (12 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945707
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J C Erdmann, Boeing Aerospace Company (United States)
J M. Saint Clair, Boeing Aerospace Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0925:
Ocean Optics IX
Marvin A. Blizard, Editor(s)

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