Optical Properties and Remote Sensing of Inland and Coastal Waters discusses the methodology and the theoretical basis of remote sensing of water. It presents physical concepts of aquatic optics relevant to remote sensing techniques and outlines the problems of remote measurements of the concentrations of organic and inorganic matter in water. It also details the mathematical formulation of the processes governing water-radiation interactions and discusses the development of bio-optical models to incorporate optically complex bodies of water into remote sensing projects. Optical Properties and Remote Sensing of Inland and Coastal Waters derives and evaluates the interrelationships among inherent optical properties of natural water, water color, water quality, primary production, volume reflectance spectra, and remote sensing. This timely and comprehensive text/reference addresses the increasing tendency toward multinational and multidisciplinary climate studies and programs.
Contents: Introductory Theory. Incident Radiation. The Propagation of Atmospheric Photon Fluxes into Natural Waters. Composition of Natural Waters. The Impact of Chlorophyll, Suspended Minerals, and Dissolved Organic Carbon on Volume Reflectance. Chromaticity and the Colour of Natural Waters. Observations of Optical Properties of Natural Waters (The Laurentian Great Lakes). Remote Sensing Over Natural Water. Primary Production in Natural Water. Aquatic Remote Sensing in Regional and Global Environmental Monitoring.
Robert P. Bukata, John H. Jerome, Alexander S. Kondratyev, Dimitry V. Pozdynakov