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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2004
  • pp: 4254–4268

Above-water radiometry in shallow coastal waters

Stanford B. Hooker, Giuseppe Zibordi, Jean-François Berthon, and James W. Brown  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 21, pp. 4254-4268 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.004254


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Abstract

Above- and in-water radiometric data were collected from two coastal platforms: a small boat and an oceanographic tower. The above-water data were processed with and without a correction for bidirectional effects (Q02 and S95, respectively). An intercomparison of water-leaving radiances over a wide range of environmental conditions showed (a) total uncertainties across the blue-green domain were to within 4%, (b) a convergence of the Q02 method with the in-water method (average Q02 intercomparisons were to within 4%), and (c) chlorophyll a concentrations derived from Q02 reflectances and the OC4V4 (Ocean Color 4 Version 4) algorithm agreed with independent high-performance liquid-chromatography determinations to within approximately 32%.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors

History
Original Manuscript: September 15, 2003
Revised Manuscript: March 10, 2004
Published: July 20, 2004

Citation
Stanford B. Hooker, Giuseppe Zibordi, Jean-François Berthon, and James W. Brown, "Above-water radiometry in shallow coastal waters," Appl. Opt. 43, 4254-4268 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-21-4254

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