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, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 27–48 | Cite as

Remote sensing of substances in water

  • Piepen Heinz van der 
  • Doerffer Roland 
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Abstract

Remote sensing of water colour and its application to the mapping of pigments, suspended matter and other substances by means of airborne and spaceborne sensors is discussed. After an introduction to the physical process involved, the methods for a quantitative interpretation especially of CZCS data are indicated. Applications towards the monitoring of coastal pollution, of algae blooms and of dynamic processes are shown by means of selected examples. Multispectral scanner and imaging spectrometer technologies are discussed with special reference to NASA's Earth Observation System and ESA's Earth Observation Programme.

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Colour Environmental Management Physical Process Dynamic Process Special Reference 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Piepen Heinz van der 
    • 1
  • Doerffer Roland 
    • 2
  1. 1.Amann, Volker, Institute of OptoelectronicsDLROberpfaffenhofenGermany
  2. 2.Institute of PhysicsGKSSGeesthachtGermany

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