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Data Analysis Of A Coastal Zone Remote Sensing Campaign By The Nasa C130 Airplane
Author(s): I. Pippi; B . Radicati
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Paper Abstract

The principal goal of most of our remote sensing campaigns has been the choice of the best airborne sensors and the selection of the most efficient visible and infrared wavelengths for the remote sensing of the Italian coastal zone. The "1986 C130 European Program" was performed by NASA C130 airplane last summer. In this contest on 30th July a flight over the Tuscan islands and coast was performed. The airplane was equipped with the following main sensors: a Thematic Mapper Simulator (TMS), a Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS) and an Airborne Imaging Spectrometer (AIS). The images acquired, were firstly corrected for the several types of instrumental noise and errors and after that were correlated with the flight parameters and geometrically corrected. Finally the data were reduced to physical units taking into account the sensors calibration. Particular attention was also paid to the atmospheric effects taken into account by the use of the spectral results of the computer program LOWTRAN-6. First results on sea temperature detection, especially near river or channel estuaries, were reported. At the same time comparison between the thermal infrared channel of the TMS and those of THIS was performed. In addition studies are being made on the relationships among chlorophyll, plankton, yellow substance, oil at sea, total suspended matter, fluorescence and sea color. On that basis, combining the bands of the TMS, tentative image processing is being performed to determinate alga and dissolved organic materials covering.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0829, Applications of Digital Image Processing X, (18 January 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.942141
Show Author Affiliations
I. Pippi, Istituto di Ricerca sulle Onde Elettromagnetiche del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italia)
B . Radicati, Istituto di Ricerca sulle Onde Elettromagnetiche del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0829:
Applications of Digital Image Processing X
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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