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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2000
  • pp: 887–896

Atmospheric correction algorithm for hyperspectral remote sensing of ocean color from space

Bo-Cai Gao, Marcos J. Montes, Ziauddin Ahmad, and Curtiss O. Davis  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 6, pp. 887-896 (2000)

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Existing atmospheric correction algorithms for multichannel remote sensing of ocean color from space were designed for retrieving water-leaving radiances in the visible over clear deep ocean areas and cannot easily be modified for retrievals over turbid coastal waters. We have developed an atmospheric correction algorithm for hyperspectral remote sensing of ocean color with the near-future Coastal Ocean Imaging Spectrometer. The algorithm uses lookup tables generated with a vector radiative transfer code. Aerosol parameters are determined by a spectrum-matching technique that uses channels located at wavelengths longer than 0.86 µm. The aerosol information is extracted back to the visible based on aerosol models during the retrieval of water-leaving radiances. Quite reasonable water-leaving radiances have been obtained when our algorithm was applied to process hyperspectral imaging data acquired with an airborne imaging spectrometer.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric scattering
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(300.6550) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, visible

Original Manuscript: June 9, 1999
Revised Manuscript: December 2, 1999
Published: February 20, 2000

Bo-Cai Gao, Marcos J. Montes, Ziauddin Ahmad, and Curtiss O. Davis, "Atmospheric correction algorithm for hyperspectral remote sensing of ocean color from space," Appl. Opt. 39, 887-896 (2000)

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