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11 October 2007 Spatial and spectral resolution considerations for imaging coastal waters
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Current ocean color sensors, for example SeaWiFS and MODIS, are well suited for sampling the open ocean. However, coastal environments are spatially and optically more complex and require more frequent sampling and higher spatial resolution sensors with additional spectral channels. We have conducted experiments with data from Hyperion and airborne hyperspectral imagers to evaluate these needs for a variety of coastal environments. Here we present results from an analysis of airborne hyperspectral data for a Harmful Algal Bloom in Monterey Bay. Based on these results and earlier studies we recommend increased frequency of sampling, increased spatial sampling and additional spectral channels for ocean color sensors for coastal environments.
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Curtiss O. Davis, Maria Kavanaugh, Ricardo Letelier, W. Paul Bissett, and David Kohler "Spatial and spectral resolution considerations for imaging coastal waters", Proc. SPIE 6680, Coastal Ocean Remote Sensing, 66800P (11 October 2007);

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