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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 33, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 1994
  • pp: 7754–7763

Influence of oceanic whitecaps on atmospheric correction of ocean-color sensors

Howard R. Gordon and Menghua Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 33, Issue 33, pp. 7754-7763 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.33.007754


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Abstract

The effects of oceanic whitecaps on ocean-color imagery are simulated and inserted into the proposed Sea-Viewing Wide-Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS) atmospheric-correction algorithm to understand its tolerance to error in the estimated whitecap contribution. The results suggest that for wind speeds ≲ 10–12 m/s, present models that relate whitecap reflectance to wind speed are sufficiently accurate to meet the SeaWiFS accuracy goal for retrieval of the water-leaving radiance in the blue, when the aerosol scattering is weakly dependent on wavelength. In contrast, when the aerosol scattering has a strong spectral signature, the retrievals will meet the goal only when the whitecap reflectance is underestimated.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: December 20, 1993
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 1994
Published: November 20, 1994

Citation
Howard R. Gordon and Menghua Wang, "Influence of oceanic whitecaps on atmospheric correction of ocean-color sensors," Appl. Opt. 33, 7754-7763 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-33-33-7754

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