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Laser methods for the atmospheric correction of marine radiance data sensed from a satellite
Author(s): Luca Fiorani; Stefania Mattei; Sergio Vetrella
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Paper Abstract

Satellite remote sensing of sea color is a powerful instrument to perform oceanic studies. Unfortunately, the present data processing algorithms are not exempt from uncertainties, especially because the marine radiance must be separated from the atmospheric contributions, which typically represent about 80% of the total. In this paper we suggest the development of observation methods based on the optical radar or lidar. In fact, the numerical simulation of a sea-level optical radar demonstrates that, if applied to restricted areas, such system is a precise and versatile tool for the atmospheric correction of marine radiance data sensed from satellite (accuracy better than 10% for typical conditions). Moreover, the lidar is effective even in environments that would be severe for the standard corrective schemes. Finally, the feasibility of a spaceborne system is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3496, Earth Surface Remote Sensing II, (11 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.332721
Show Author Affiliations
Luca Fiorani, CORISTA (Italy)
Stefania Mattei, CORISTA (Italy)
Sergio Vetrella, CORISTA (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3496:
Earth Surface Remote Sensing II
Giovanna Cecchi; Eugenio Zilioli, Editor(s)

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