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High Altitude Remote Spectroscopy Of The Ocean
Author(s): Peter G. White
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Paper Abstract

One of the most effective ways of remotely sensing the characteristics of a body of ocean water is to measure its spectral radiance in the visible region of the spectrum. The visible region is the only part of the electro-magnetic spectrum in which light is transmitted by water to a substantial degree, and as such is the only spectral region in which remotely sensed information can be obtained directly about subsurface conditions. These conditions can include the distribution, concentration, and type, of plankton, sediments and some pollutants.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1972
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0027, Remote Sensing of Earth Resources and the Environment, (1 May 1972); doi: 10.1117/12.978136
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Peter G. White, TRW Systems Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0027:
Remote Sensing of Earth Resources and the Environment
Yale H. Katz, Editor(s)

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