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Main Title Remote Sensing of Particulate Concentrations in Water.
Author Sydor, Michael ;
CORP Author Minnesota Univ.-Duluth. Dept. of Physics.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-R-805667; EPA-600/J-80-420;
Stock Number PB83-244210
Additional Subjects Turbidity ; Water pollution ; Lake Superior ; Concentration(Composition) ; Remote sensing ; Suspended sediments ; Radiance ; Clarity ; Reprints ; Landsat 2 Satellite ; Particulates
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-244210 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 10p
Determination of residual radiance is essential in remote sensing measurements of suspended solids in the absence of real-time ground-truth data. The author presents some typical background corrections for Lake Superior and determine the spectral distribution of the residual radiance from three major categories of turbidity in the lake. The results tested with Landsat 2 digital tape data indicate that for large bodies of water general information on atmospheric scattering, water clarity, and optical properties of suspended solids enables one to estimate the concentrations of particulates to within + or - 0.5 mg/liter in the absence of real -time ground-truth data. (Copyright (c) Optical Society of America.)