Remote sensing of aquatic coastal ecosystem processes

  • LAURIE L. RICHARDSON
  • ELLSWORTH F. LeDREW
Part of the Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing book series (RDIP, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Section I - Science Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. WILLIAM SKIRVING, GAND LIU, ALAN E. STRONG, CHUNYING LIU, JOHN SAPPER, FELIPE ARZAYUS
      Pages 11-25
    3. JOHN BROCK, KIMBERLY YATES, ROBERT HALLEY
      Pages 111-131
  3. Section II - Monitoring Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 132-132
    2. JAMES C. HENDEE, ERIK STABENAU, LOUIS FLORIT, DEREK MANZELLO, CLARKE JEFFRIS
      Pages 135-156
  4. Section III - Management Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 198-198
    2. BRIAN G. WHITEHOUSE, DANIEL HUTT
      Pages 201-215
    3. STUART PHINN, KAREN JOYCE, PETER SCARTH, CHRIS ROELFSEMA
      Pages 217-249
    4. JULIE A. ROBINSON, SERGE ANDRÉFOUËT, LAURETTA BURKE
      Pages 279-305
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 316-326

About this book

Introduction

The aquatic coastal zone is one of the most challenging targets for environmental remote sensing. Properties such as bottom reflectance, spectrally diverse suspended sediments and phytoplankton communities, diverse benthic communities, and transient events that affect surface reflectance (coastal blooms, runoff, etc.) all combine to produce an optical complexity not seen in terrestrial or open ocean systems. Despite this complexity, remote sensing is proving to be an invaluable tool for "Case 2" waters. This book presents recent advances in coastal remote sensing with an emphasis on applied science and management. Case studies of the operational use of remote sensing in ecosystem studies, monitoring, and interfacing remote sensing/science/management are presented. Spectral signatures of phytoplankton and suspended sediments are discussed in detail with accompanying discussion of why blue water (Case 1) algorithms cannot be applied to Case 2 waters.

Audience

This book is targeted for scientists and managers interested in using remote sensing in the study or management of aquatic coastal environments. With only limited discussion of optics and theory presented in the book, such researchers might benefit from the detailed presentations of aquatic spectral signatures, and to operational management issues. While not specifically written for remote sensing scientists, it will prove to be a useful reference for this community for the current status of aquatic coastal remote sensing.

Keywords

Coast Ocean algorithms complexity coral reef ecosystem environment laser marine modeling phytoplankton plankton reefs remote sensing sensors

Editors and affiliations

  • LAURIE L. RICHARDSON
    • 1
  • ELLSWORTH F. LeDREW
    • 2
  1. 1.Florida International UniversityMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3968-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3967-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3968-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-3200