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A semi-analytical total suspended sediment retrieval model in turbid coastal waters: A case study in Changjiang River Estuary

Jun Chen, Eurico D'Sa, Tingwei Cui, and Xunhua Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 13018-13031 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.013018


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Abstract

A simple semi-analytical model to estimate total suspended sediment matter (3S) was established for estimating TSM concentrations in Changjiang River Estuary. The results indicate that 3S model with near-infrared wavelengths provide good estimates of TSM concentrations in the study region. Furthermore, the applicability of 3S model was evaluated using an independent data set taken from Oujiang river estuary during September 2012. The results indicate that providing an available atmospheric correction scheme for satellite imagery, the 3S model could be used for quantitative monitoring of TSM concentration in coastal waters, even though local bio-optical information is still needed to reinitialize the model.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: March 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 12, 2013
Published: May 20, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Jun Chen, Eurico D'Sa, Tingwei Cui, and Xunhua Zhang, "A semi-analytical total suspended sediment retrieval model in turbid coastal waters: A case study in Changjiang River Estuary," Opt. Express 21, 13018-13031 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-11-13018


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