The new Landsat 8 potential for remote sensing of colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM)

Marine Pollution Bulletin
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Abstract

Due to a combination of factors, such as a new coastal/aerosol band and improved radiometric sensitivity of the Operational Land Imager aboard Landsat 8, the atmospherically-corrected Surface Reflectance product for Landsat data, and the growing availability of corrected fDOM data from U.S. Geological Survey gaging stations, moderate-resolution remote sensing of fDOM may now be achievable. This paper explores the background of previous efforts and shows preliminary examples of the remote sensing and data relationships between corrected fDOM and Landsat 8 reflectance values. Although preliminary results before and after Hurricane Sandy are encouraging, more research is needed to explore the full potential of Landsat 8 to continuously map fDOM in a number of water profiles.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The new Landsat 8 potential for remote sensing of colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM)
Series title Marine Pollution Bulletin
DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.02.076
Volume 107
Issue 2
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Pergamon Press
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, Eastern Geographic Science Center
Description 10 p.
First page 518
Last page 527