Accession Number:

ADA402601

Title:

Components of Remote Sensing Reflectance of Northern Baltic Natural Water Basins

Descriptive Note:

Conference proceedings

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-05-22

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

This paper analyses two components of remote sensing reflectance connected to the solar light reflected from the sea surface and the light diffusely reflected by the water mass. Results of this analysis are applied to the experimental spectral signatures of light reflected from the surface of various Estonian and Finnish lakes and coastal areas of Baltic Sea. The role of specular reflection of light from wind-ripened water surface and diffuse reflection of light by water body is discussed. Special emphasis is given to the analysis of experimental diffuse reflection spectra. The role of chlorophyll pigments present in the studied waters in formation of absorption and backscattering properties of natural water basins is discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE