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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 2 — Jan. 22, 2007
  • pp: 252–265

Integrating semianalytical and genetic algorithms to retrieve the constituents of water bodies from remote sensing of ocean color

Chih-Hua Chang, Cheng-Chien Liu, and Ching-Gung Wen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 252-265 (2007)

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This work presents a novel GA-SA approach to retrieve the constituents of water bodies from remote sensing of ocean color. This approach is validated and compared to the existing algorithms using the same synthetic and in-situ datasets compiled by the International Ocean Color Coordinate Group. Comparing to the other methods, the GA-SA approach provides better retrievals for both the inherent optical properties and various water constituents. This novel approach is successfully applied in processing the images taken by MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and generates regional maps of chlorophyll-a concentration, total suspended matter, and the absorption coefficient of color dissolved organic matter at 443nm.

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OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(010.7340) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Water
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: October 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 5, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 4, 2007
Published: January 22, 2007

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Chih Hua Chang, Cheng-Chien Liu, and Ching Gung Wen, "Integrating semianalytical and genetic algorithms to retrieve the constituents of water bodies from remote sensing of ocean color," Opt. Express 15, 252-265 (2007)

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