Bathymetric lidar waveforms may be inverted to estimate seafloor reflectance, and rasterized to generate 3D reflectance images. These images compare favorably to diver measurements, and may be used for seafloor classification and target detection.
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G. Tuell, J. Y. Park, V. Feygels, and V. Ramnath, "Generating 3D Reflectance Images of the Shallow Water Seafloor from Airborne Lidar Data," in Imaging and Applied Optics Technical Papers, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper ITu1C.3.
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