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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 6896–6906

Effect of atmospheric interference and sensor noise in retrieval of optically active materials in the ocean by hyperspectral remote sensing

Iosif M. Levin and Elizaveta Levina  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 28, pp. 6896-6906 (2007)

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We present a method to construct the best linear estimate of optically active material concentration from ocean radiance spectra measured through an arbitrary atmosphere layer by a hyperspectral sensor. The algorithm accounts for sensor noise. Optical models of seawater and maritime atmosphere were used to obtain the joint distribution of spectra and concentrations required for the algorithm. The accuracy of phytoplankton retrieval is shown to be substantially lower than that of sediment and dissolved matter. In all cases, the sensor noise noticeably reduces the retrieval accuracy. Additional errors due to atmospheric interference are analyzed, and possible ways to increase the accuracy of retrieval are suggested, such as changing sensor parameters and including a priori information about observation conditions.

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OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.1310) Remote sensing and sensors : Atmospheric scattering

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

Original Manuscript: April 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 13, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 19, 2007
Published: September 21, 2007

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Iosif M. Levin and Elizaveta Levina, "Effect of atmospheric interference and sensor noise in retrieval of optically active materials in the ocean by hyperspectral remote sensing," Appl. Opt. 46, 6896-6906 (2007)

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