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Optical Properties and Remote Sensing of Inland and Coastal Waters

By: RP Bukata, JH Jerome, KY Kondratyev and DV Pozdnyakov

362 pages, Figs, tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #49612 | ISBN: 0849347548
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Optical Properties and Remote Sensing of Inland and Coastal Waters discusses the methodology and the theoretical basis of remote sensing of water. It presents physical concepts of aquatic optics relevant to remote sensing techniques and outlines the problems of remote measurements of the concentrations of organic and inorganic matter in water. It also details the mathematical formulation of the processes governing water-radiation interactions and discusses the development of bio-optical models to incorporate optically complex bodies of water into remote sensing projects. Optical Properties and Remote Sensing of Inland and Coastal Waters derives and evaluates the interrelationships among inherent optical properties of natural water, water color, water quality, primary production, volume reflectance spectra, and remote sensing. This timely and comprehensive text/reference addresses the increasing tendency toward multinational and multidisciplinary climate studies and programs.


Introductory TheoryAquatic OpticsThe Nature of Electromagnetic Radiation and LightRadiance and IrradianceAttenuation of Light in an Aquatic MediumSpectral AlbedoEnvironmental Remote Sensing and Space ScienceRemote Measurements Above WaterThe Boundary Conditions of the Considered ProblemIncident RadiationThe Sun and Extraterrestrial Solar RadiationAtmospheric Attenuation and Global RadiationStratospheric Ozone and Ultraviolet Solar RadiationCloudsDiffuse Sky RadiationWater Surface AlbedoThe Propagation of Atmospheric Photon Fluxes into Natural WatersOptical Classification of Natural WatersPhoton Interactions with the Air-Water InterfaceThe Impact of Wave Slope on Reflection from the Air-Water InterfaceSatellite Sensor, Sunglint, and Curvature of the EarthApparent and Inherent Optical Properties of Natural WatersMonte Carlo Simulations of Photon PropagationBulk and Specific Inherent Optical PropertiesDependence of the Underwater Light Field on Solar Zenith Angle and Sky IrradianceComposition of Natural WatersThe Aquatic Food Chain (Trophic Levels)Pure WaterDissolved Salts and GasesDissolved Organic MatterSuspended MatterAir BubblesCumulative Optical Impact of the Aquatic ComponentsThe Impact of Chlorophyll, Suspended Minerals, and Dissolved Organic Carbon on Volume ReflectanceOptical Cross SectionsMulti-Component Optical Model for Natural WatersImpact of Chlorophyll on Volume Reflectance SpectraImpact of Suspended Minerals on Volume Reflectance SpectraImpact of Dissolved Organic Matter on Volume Reflectance SpectraVolume Reflectance in Non-Case I Water Bodies Containing Moderate to High Concentrations of Dissolved Organic MatterVolume Reflectance at a Single WavelengthDeconvolving the Aquatic Organic and Inorganic Components from the Volume Reflectance SpectraMultivariate Optimization as a Means of Deconvolving the Aquatic Organic and Inorganic Concentrations From the Volume Reflectance SpectraChromaticity and the Colour of Natural WatersColour and Volume ReflectancePhotometric UnitsColorimetric System: ChromaticityChromaticity as a Means of Estimating Aquatic Component ConcentrationsChromaticity and Remote SensingObservations of Optical Properties of Natural Waters (The Laurentian Great Lakes)Introductory RemarksThe Secchi Disk and Attenuation of Subsurface IrradianceBeam Transmission, T(l,z)The Nepheloid LayerIrradiance Attenuation Coefficient for PARPhotosynthetic Usable Radiation, PURPhotic DepthSpectral Band Values of Irradiance Attenuation CoefficientsSubsurface Sighting RangeThe Trophic Status of Natural WaterOptics and the Status of the Great LakesRemote Sensing Over Natural WaterUpwelling Radiation Through the Air-Water InterfaceAccounting for Atmospheric InterventionRadiative Transfer ModelsExisting Atmospheric Correction ModelsA Thematic Mapper IllustrationRemote Sensing of Water Quality ParametersA Ver

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