The use of Landsat for monitoring water parameters in the coastal zoneLandsats 1 and 2 have been successful in detecting and quantifying suspended sediment and several other important parameters in the coastal zone, including chlorophyll, particles, alpha (light transmission), tidal conditions, acid and sewage dumps, and in some instances oil spills. When chlorophyll a is present in detectable quantities, however, it is shown to interfere with the measurement of sediment. The Landsat banding problem impairs the instrument resolution and places a requirement on the sampling program to collect surface data from a sufficiently large area. A sampling method which satisfies this condition is demonstrated.
Bowker, D. E. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Witte, W. G. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, Va., United States)
August 9, 2013
January 1, 1977
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
AIAA PAPER 77-1597
Meeting: Conference on Satellite applications to marine technology