Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of the Coastal Ocean: Adaptive Sampling and Forecasting of Nearshore In Situ Optical Properties
CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIV SAN LUIS OBISPO BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES DEPT
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We are developing and validating an integrated rapid environmental assessment capability that will be used to feed a developing nowcastforecast system. The focus of the rapid environmental assessment is characterizing the 3-dimensional evolution of inherent optical properties IOPs in nearshore coastal waters. This is being accomplished by developing an integrated observation network providing real-time data allowing for adaptive sampling in nearshore coastal waters. The data will also be used to develop hyperspectral remote sensing techniques for optically complex coastal waters while also providing physicaloptical data for coupled data assimilative hydrodynamic ecosystem models currently under development. This will support the development and validation infrastructure for the Navy Earth Map Observer NEMO satellite system.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy