Abstract: Interpretation of remote sensing reflectance from coastal waters at different wavelengths of light yields valuable information about water column constituents, which in turn, gives information on a variety of processes occurring in coastal waters, such as primary production, biogeochemical cycles, sediment transport, coastal erosion, and harmful algal blooms. The Hyperspectral Infrared Imager (HyspIRI) is well suited to produce global, seasonal maps and specialized observations of coastal ecosystems and to improve our understanding of how phytoplankton communities are spatially distributed and structured, and how they function in coastal and inland waters. This paper draws from previously published studies on high-resolution, hyperspectral remote sensing of coastal and inland waters and provides an overview of how the HyspIRI mission could enable the retrieval of new aquatic biophysical products or improve the retrieval accuracy of existing satellite-derived products (e.g., inherent optical properties, phytoplankton functional types, pigment composition, chlorophyll-a concentration, etc.). The intent of this paper is to introduce the development of the HyspIRI mission to the coastal and inland remote sensing community and to provide information regarding several potential data products that were not originally part of the HyspIRI mission objectives but could be applicable to research related to coastal and inland waters. Further work toward quantitatively determining the extent and quality of these products, given the instrument and mission characteristics, is recommended.
Keywords: hyperspectral remote sensing; phytoplankton; absorption; ocean optics
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Devred, E.; Turpie, K.R.; Moses, W.; Klemas, V.V.; Moisan, T.; Babin, M.; Toro-Farmer, G.; Forget, M.-H.; Jo, Y.-H. Future Retrievals of Water Column Bio-Optical Properties using the Hyperspectral Infrared Imager (HyspIRI). Remote Sens. 2013, 5, 6812-6837.
Devred E, Turpie KR, Moses W, Klemas VV, Moisan T, Babin M, Toro-Farmer G, Forget M-H, Jo Y-H. Future Retrievals of Water Column Bio-Optical Properties using the Hyperspectral Infrared Imager (HyspIRI). Remote Sensing. 2013; 5(12):6812-6837.
Devred, Emmanuel; Turpie, Kevin R.; Moses, Wesley; Klemas, Victor V.; Moisan, Tiffany; Babin, Marcel; Toro-Farmer, Gerardo; Forget, Marie-Hélène; Jo, Young-Heon. 2013. "Future Retrievals of Water Column Bio-Optical Properties using the Hyperspectral Infrared Imager (HyspIRI)." Remote Sens. 5, no. 12: 6812-6837.