OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • Vol. 17, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1978
  • pp: 379–383

Passive remote sensing techniques for mapping water depth and bottom features

David R. Lyzenga  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 3, pp. 379-383 (1978)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (665 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



Ratio processing methods are reviewed, and a new method is proposed for extracting water depth and bottom type information from passive multispectral scanner data. Limitations of each technique are discussed, and an error analysis is performed using an analytical model for the radiance over shallow water.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 8, 1977
Published: February 1, 1978

David R. Lyzenga, "Passive remote sensing techniques for mapping water depth and bottom features," Appl. Opt. 17, 379-383 (1978)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. F. C. Polcyn, W. L. Brown, I. J. Sattinger, “The Measurement of Water Depth by Remote Sensing Techniques,” Report 8973-26-F, Willow Run Laboratories, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1970).
  2. C. T. Wezernak, D. R. Lyzenga, Remote Sensing Environ. 4, 37 (1975). [CrossRef]
  3. F. C. Polcyn, D. R. Lyzenga, “Calculation of Water Depth from ERTS—MSS Data,” in Proceedings Symposium on Significant Results Obtained from ERTS-1, NASA Publication SP-327 (1973).
  4. D. Lyzenga, F. Thomson, “Data Processing and Evaluation for Panama City Coastal Survey: Bathymetry Results,” Report 121400-1-T, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. (1976).
  5. N. G. Jerlov, Optical Oceanography (Elsevier, New York, 1968).
  6. T. J. Petzold, “Volume Scattering Functions for Selected Ocean Waters,” Visibility Laboratory Tech. Report 72-78, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, Calif. (1972).
  7. J. L. Mueller, Appl. Opt. 15, 394 (1976). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. W. R. McCluney, Remote Sensing Environ. 5, 3 (1976). [CrossRef]
  9. W. A. Malila, R. B. Crane, C. A. Omarzu, R. E. Turner, Studies of Spectral Discrimination, Report 31650-22-T, Willow Run Laboratories, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1971).
  10. L. Elterman, “UV, Visible and IR Attenuation for Altitudes to 50 km,” Report AFCRL-68-0153, Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories, Bedford, Mass. (1970).
  11. H. R. Gordon, Appl. Opt. 12, 2803 (1973). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. W. R. McCluney, “Estimation of Sunlight Penetration in the Sea for Remote Sensing,” NASA Report TM X-70643 (1974).
  13. D. R. Lyzenga, Appl. Opt. 16, 282 (1977). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. The use of K instead of c* = (1 − w0F)c in the quasi-single-scattering approximation represents a further approximation, which is valid if K is measured under direct solar illumination with the sun near zenith, see H. R. Gordon, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 64, 773 (1974). [CrossRef]
  15. H. R. Gordon, O. B. Brown, Appl. Opt. 13, 2153 (1974). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
Fig. 4

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited