Remote sensing of water quality

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Water property data were collected within 3 cooling water reservoirs (active to inactive, large [1,068 ha] to small [68.6 ha]. oligotrophic to eutrophic) at 31 locations. A description of the water characteristics was obtained including algal pigments, total suspended particles, dissolved and particulate organic matter, and total particle absorption spectra. Field data included generated water volume reflectance spectra and secchi depth. Specialized regression techniques were used to derive specific absorption coefficients from measured water property concentrations and total particle absorption spectra. Subsequently, using first order approximations relating water volume reflectance to water intrinsic properties, generated absorption coefficients were combined with an optimization procedure that minimized the difference between the observed and predicted water volume reflectances resulting in specific backscatter coefficient estimates.

Publication type Conference Paper
Title Remote sensing of water quality
Year Published 1991
Language English
Publisher American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Description 10 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title 1991 ACSM-ASPRS Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD, Mar. 25-29, 1991, Technical Papers. Vol. 3 - Remote Sensing
First page 363
Last page 372
Conference Title ACSM-ASPRS Annual Convention
Conference Location Baltimore, MD
Conference Date Mar 25-29, 1991
Country United States
State South Carolina
Other Geospatial Savannah River
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