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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 5803–5821

Retrieval of absorption and backscattering coefficients from HJ-1A/CCD imagery in coastal waters

Jun Chen, Wenting Quan, Guoqing Yao, and Tingwei Cui  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 5803-5821 (2013)

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A simple semi-analytical model (SAB) was developed for computing a(560) and bb(550) from HJ-1A/CCD images. By comparison with field measurements, the SAB model produces 5.3-23.5% uncertainty for a(560) and bb(550) retrievals. The a(560) and bb(550) are also retrieved from satellite images. The match-up analysis results indicate that a(560) and bb(550) may be derived from the HJ-1A/CCD images with respective uncertainties of 29.84 and 21.35%. These findings imply that, provided that an atmospheric correction scheme for the green bands is available, the extensive database of HJ-1A/CCD imagery may be used for the quantitative monitoring of optical properties in coastal waters.

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OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(010.1030) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Absorption
(010.1350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Backscattering
(010.0280) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Remote sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: December 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 30, 2013
Published: March 1, 2013

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Jun Chen, Wenting Quan, Guoqing Yao, and Tingwei Cui, "Retrieval of absorption and backscattering coefficients from HJ-1A/CCD imagery in coastal waters," Opt. Express 21, 5803-5821 (2013)

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