19 December 2008 The second Chinese ocean color satellite HY-1B and future plans
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Since China launched first marine satellite HY-1A in May 2002, the second Chinese ocean color satellite HY-1B sponsored by the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) was launched by the Long March rocket on April 11, 2007. There are two sensors in the satellite, one is the Chinese ocean color and temperature scanner (COCTS), and the other is the Coastal Zone Imager (CZI). So far, more than one thousand five hundred orbits data have been received and analysis for application study. In this paper, first the properties and characteristics of HY-1B are briefly introduced with comparing to the SeaWiFS. Second, the data processing technique of COCTS will be discussed in detail, such as satellite cross radiation calibration, atmospheric correction, etc. Third, the remote sensing products of ocean color and temperature are mapped by HY-1B to study its application potentiality. The results show that the HY-1B has its latent capability for the application of marine environment detection. Finally, some suggestion is proposed to modify the next ocean satellite and sensors, such as adding the properties of tilt scanning case, modification of CZI element uniform and future ocean color satellite development in China.
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Haiqing Huang, Haiqing Huang, Yan Zhou, Yan Zhou, Delu Pan, Delu Pan, Yan Bai, Yan Bai, "The second Chinese ocean color satellite HY-1B and future plans", Proc. SPIE 7150, Remote Sensing of Inland, Coastal, and Oceanic Waters, 71501N (19 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.804895; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.804895

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