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Satellite remote sensing of water turbidity

January 1, 1980

Remote sensing instruments obtain an optical measure of water colour and turbidity. Colour increases the absorption of light in water and decreases the remotely sensed signal; turbidity increases the backscatter of light. For low concentrations of suspended materials, spectral reflectance is determined mostly by the absorptance characteristics of water; for higher concentrations, the absorptance characteristics of suspended particles are the most important factors. -from Authorwater colour suspended materials

Citation Information

Publication Year 1980
Title Satellite remote sensing of water turbidity
DOI 10.1080/02626668009491950
Authors Gerald K. Moore
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Hydrological Sciences Bulletin
Series Number
Index ID 70012570
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center