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Bathymetry Using Thematic Mapper Imagery
Author(s): R.Kent Clark; Temple H Fay; Charles L Walker
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Paper Abstract

Remotely sensed bathymetry in the vicinity of Vieques Island and Key West, Florida is performed using Landsat Thematic Mapper imagery and a multiband model. Previous bathymetric algorithms using a single band or a ratio of bands assumed a constant bottom reflectance and thus required a bottom-type classification to isolate areas of uniform reflectance. The multiband model described in this paper does not require homogenous bottom-types and yields somewhat improved results over older methods. Depths to 16 m are measured with RMS residuals of less than 2 m. Results using other algorithms will be compared to the results from the multiband model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 1988
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0925, Ocean Optics IX, (12 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945728
Show Author Affiliations
R.Kent Clark, University of South Alabama (United States)
Temple H Fay, University of Southern Mississippi (United States)
Charles L Walker, Naval Ocean Research & Development Activity (United States)

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

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