Removal of atmospheric effects in the remote sensing of ocean colour using measurements at two zenith angles.

Yi-Yi Sun Yi-Yi, Peter J Minnett

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Abstract

Quantitative measurement of ocean colour is considerably hampered by the effects of the intervening atmosphere, especially effects due to aerosols. These can be very variable in space and time and the resulting variability in the atmospheric contribution can mask the desired oceanic signal. A method, involving the measurement of radiance at three visible wavelengths at two zenith angles, is proposed as a way of eliminating the atmospheric effect using satellite measurements alone. It is shown that a test of the method using CZCS data cannot be undertaken because of changes in the atmospheric optical characteristics between successive orbits of Nimbus 7. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSatellite remote sensing. Proc. 10th anniversary conference, Reading, 1984, (Remote Sensing Society, University of Reading)
Pages209-218
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Sun Yi-Yi, Y-Y., & Minnett, P. J. (1984). Removal of atmospheric effects in the remote sensing of ocean colour using measurements at two zenith angles. In Satellite remote sensing. Proc. 10th anniversary conference, Reading, 1984, (Remote Sensing Society, University of Reading) (pp. 209-218)