In August 2010, hyperspectral AISAeagle data have been acquired; in-situ measurements were conducted concurrently to the airborne campaign. The study was conducted at the rocky shores of the island Helgoland (North Sea, Germany). The study area is characterised by a heterogeneous water body resulting in varying and spatially uncorrelated concentrations of SM and CHL, which aggravate an accurate water column correction.
During analysis, special focus is set on areas with varying water characteristics such as vegetated bedrock, shallow sandy spots and deep water areas. Water column correction is performed using a sub-module of MIP, i.e. WATCOR. Reflectance deviation results show that variations of SM concentrations have a stronger influence than variations of CHL within the water column correction. Whereas, the shallow sandy spots reveal the highest sensitivity at constituent concentration variation followed by the deep water and the vegetated bedrock areas.