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Marine Science Applications Of Satellite Imaging Spectrometers - Potential And Problems
Author(s): I. S. Robinson; S. R. Boxall
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Paper Abstract

The capabilities of satellite imaging spectrometers, such as ESA's proposed MERIS instrument, are reviewed in the context of how they may be applied in marine science. The increased information content of the spectrally dense measurements promises to be able to discriminate between water constituents having distinct spectral signatures. Evidence of the spectral variability occurring in coastal waters is provided by field spectrometry from Southampton Water. An approach to the analysis of sea-viewing spectral radiance data is outlined. It proposes a function optimisation routine to match the observed spectra with model predicted spectra in order to recover an estimate of the concentration of the optically active water constituents.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1990
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1191, Optical Systems for Space and Defence, (1 April 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.969696
Show Author Affiliations
I. S. Robinson, The University (United Kingdom)
S. R. Boxall, The University (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1191:
Optical Systems for Space and Defence
Alan H. Lettington, Editor(s)

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