WIT Press

Quantitative Remote Estimation Of Phytoplankton Pigment In Inland Waters

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP930511

Volume

2

Pages

8

Published

1993

Size

747 kb

Author(s)

A. Gitelson

Abstract

Quantitative remote estimation of phytoplankton pigment in inland waters A. Gitelson The Remote Sensing Laboratory, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede-Boker Campus 84990, Israel ABSTRACT The study was designed to develop algorithms for the quantitative assessment of chlorophyll-a in inland waters. The spectral distribution of reflectance and concurrently acquired surface samples at more than 20 water bodies were measured. Magnitude and position of reflectance spectral features were related to chlorophyll-a concentrations. These findings for each water body were verified using other data sets, acquired independently from the first data set. It allowed the assessment of chlorophyll-a in^inland waters with estimation error within 4 mgm . The results can be used for real-time estimation of phytoplankton and pollutant distribution. INTRODUCTION Most algorithms used extensively in the remote sensing of chlorophyll-a are conside

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