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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2005
  • pp: 4074–4085

Uncertainties of inherent optical properties obtained from semianalytical inversions of ocean color

Peng Wang, Emmanuel S. Boss, and Collin Roesler  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 19, pp. 4074-4085 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.44.004074


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Abstract

We present a method to quantify the uncertainties in the in-water constituent absorption and backscattering coefficients obtained from an inversion of remotely sensed reflectance (rrs). We first find a set of positive inversion solutions within a given uncertainty range around the values of the inverted rrs. The uncertainties of the solutions are then computed based on the statistics of these solutions. We demonstrate the uncertainty calculation algorithm using a specific semianalytic inversion model applied to both a field and a simulated data set. When the associated uncertainties are taken into account, the inverted parameters are generally within the uncertainties of the measured (or simulated) parameters, highlighting the success of the inversion and the method to obtain uncertainties. The specific inversion we use, however, fails to retrieve two spectral parameters within a usable range. The method presented is general and can be applied to all existing semianalytical inversion algorithms.

© 2005 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: November 16, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 2005
Published: July 1, 2005

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Peng Wang, Emmanuel S. Boss, and Collin Roesler, "Uncertainties of inherent optical properties obtained from semianalytical inversions of ocean color," Appl. Opt. 44, 4074-4085 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-44-19-4074


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