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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2008
  • pp: F1–F11

Influence of atmospheric and sea-surface corrections on retrieval of bottom depth and reflectance using a semi-analytical model: a case study in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii

James A. Goodman, ZhongPing Lee, and Susan L. Ustin  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 28, pp. F1-F11 (2008)

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Hyperspectral instruments provide the spectral detail necessary for extracting multiple layers of information from inherently complex coastal environments. We evaluate the performance of a semi-analytical optimization model for deriving bathymetry, benthic reflectance, and water optical properties using hyperspectral AVIRIS imagery of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. We examine the relative impacts on model performance using two different atmospheric correction algorithms and two different methods for reducing the effects of sunglint. We also examine the impact of varying view and illumination geometry, changing the default bottom reflectance, and using a kernel processing scheme to normalize water properties over small areas. Results indicate robust model performance for most model formulations, with the most significant impact on model output being generated by differences in the atmospheric and deglint algorithms used for preprocessing.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems
(110.2960) Imaging systems : Image analysis
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(110.4234) Imaging systems : Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging
(010.0280) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Remote sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Hyperspectral Processing and Analysis

Original Manuscript: March 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2008
Published: June 11, 2008

James A. Goodman, ZhongPing Lee, and Susan L. Ustin, "Influence of atmospheric and sea-surface corrections on retrieval of bottom depth and reflectance using a semi-analytical model: a case study in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii," Appl. Opt. 47, F1-F11 (2008)

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