W. Paul Bissett

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Current ocean color sensors, for example SeaWiFS and MODIS, are well suited for sampling the open ocean. However, coastal environments are spatially and optically more complex and require more frequent sampling and higher spatial resolution sensors with additional spectral channels. We have conducted experiments with data from Hyperion and airborne(More)
The Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS) on NASA's Nimbus-7 satellite (1978-1986) demonstrated the utility of ocean color measurements for studying the dynamics of the ocean. The CZCS worked well for the continental shelf and open ocean regions. However, it did not have the spectral and spatial resolution needed to deal with the complexity of the coastal(More)
The optical impacts of a scattering benthic boundary layer are fairly obvious to in situ and remote sensing techniques that measure ocean color. These scattering layers cause an increase in light reflectance from positions above the benthos, a reduction in the penetrating photons to the bottom, and a decrease in photons scattered from the bottom back toward(More)
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