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Remote estimation of the diffuse attenuation coefficient in a moderately turbid estuary

Remote Sensing of Environment

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Abstract

Solutions of the radiative transfer equation are used to derive relationships of water reflectance to the diffuse attenuation coefficient (K) in moderately turbid water (K > 0.5 m-1). Data sets collected from the NOAA AVHRR and in situ observations from five different dates confirm the appropriateness of these relationships, in particular the logistic equation. Values of K calculated from the reflectance data agree to within 60% of the observed values, although the reflectance derived using a more comprehensive aerosol correction is sensitive to chlorophyll concentrations greater than 50 ??g L-1. Agreement between in situ and remote observations improves as the time interval between samples is narrowed. ?? 1991.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Remote estimation of the diffuse attenuation coefficient in a moderately turbid estuary
Series title:
Remote Sensing of Environment
Volume
38
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Remote Sensing of Environment
First page:
183
Last page:
191
Number of Pages:
9