Sun glint estimation in marine satellite images: a comparison of results from calculation and radiative transfer modeling

Kay, S; Hedley, J; Lavender, SJ. 2013 Sun glint estimation in marine satellite images: a comparison of results from calculation and radiative transfer modeling. Applied Optics, 52 (23). 5631-5639. 10.1364/AO.52.005631

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Abstract/Summary

The intensity and location of Sun glint in two Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) images was modeled using a radiative transfer model that includes elevation features as well as the slope of the sea surface. The results are compared to estimates made using glint flagging and correction approaches used within standard atmospheric correction processing code. The model estimate gives a glint pattern with a similar width but lower peak level than any current method, or than that estimated by a radiative transfer model with surfaces that include slope but not height. The MERIS third reprocessing recently adopted a new slope statistics model for Sun glint correction; the results show that this model is an outlier with respect to both the elevation model and other slope statistics models and we recommend that its adoption should be reviewed.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Subjects: Data and Information
Earth Observation - Remote Sensing
Technology
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Science Areas > Today's Models Tomorrow's Futures
Depositing User: Susan Kay
Date made live: 27 Feb 2014 14:30
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 16:10
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/5538

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