18 May 2013 Using multi-angle WorldView-2 imagery to determine bathymetry near Oahu, Hawaii
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Multispectral imaging (MSI) data collected at multiple angles over shallow water provide analysts with a unique perspective of bathymetry in coastal areas. Observations taken by DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2 (WV-2) sensor acquired at 39 different view angles on 30 July 2011 were used to determine the effect of acquisition angle on bathymetry derivation. The site used for this study was Kailua Bay (on the windward side of the island of Oahu). Satellite azimuth and elevation for these data ranged from 18.8 to 185.8 degrees and 24.9 (forward-looking) to 24.5 (backward-looking) degrees (respectively) with 90 degrees representing a nadir view. Bathymetry were derived directly from the WV-2 radiance data using a band ratio approach. Comparison of results to LiDAR-derived bathymetry showed that varying view angle impact the quality of the inferred bathymetry. Derived and reference bathymetry have a higher correlation as images are acquired closer to nadir. The band combination utilized for depth derivation also has an effect on derived bathymetry. Four band combinations were compared, and the Blue and Green combination provided the best results.
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Krista R. Lee, Krista R. Lee, Richard C. Olsen, Richard C. Olsen, Fred A. Kruse, Fred A. Kruse, Angela M. Kim, Angela M. Kim, "Using multi-angle WorldView-2 imagery to determine bathymetry near Oahu, Hawaii", Proc. SPIE 8743, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XIX, 874311 (18 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2015660; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2015660

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