Multispectral remote sensing of nearshore suspended sediments: a pilot study

Curran, P.J., Hansom, J.D. , Plummer, S.E. and Pedley, M.I. (1987) Multispectral remote sensing of nearshore suspended sediments: a pilot study. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 8(1), pp. 103-112. (doi: 10.1080/01431168708948618)

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The till that comprises the coastal cliffs at Holderness is being eroded and transported southwards by waves and currents within the nearshore zone. As a first step towards estimating the magnitude of this movement, airborne multispectral scanner data were collected. The spectral radiance ( Lλ ) recorded by this sensor was positively correlated with the suspended sediment concentration ( SSC) at the 95 percent confidence level. However, when the relationships between SSC and Lλ were inverted for the estimation of SSC, errors of the order of 343-494 percent were observed. It is recommended that for future studies there is a need to reduce the errors consequent upon the areal, vertical and temporal variability in SSC, the problems of inversion and the presence of white-caps.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hansom, Professor James
Authors: Curran, P.J., Hansom, J.D., Plummer, S.E., and Pedley, M.I.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:International Journal of Remote Sensing
Publisher:Taylor and Francis (Routledge)
ISSN (Online):1366-5901

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