LANDSAT 8 OLIP 
A time series of Landsat 8 OLIP images
at Bahia San Basilio, Baja California Sur, Mexico

work done in december 2019 at 15 m GSD
 
Using the Panchromatic band for water column correction
to derive water depth and spectral bottom signature:

Landsat 8 OLIP bandset used for this work

Purple=1Blue=2Green=3PAN=4Red=5NIR=6 and SWIR1=7
Collaboration with 
Fabio Favoretto, Ph.D Student, Coralline Algae Ecology
Grupo Interdisciplinario de Ciencia Ambiental,
Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur

Carretera al sur km 5.5  | La Paz
favorettofabio@gmail.com

   peer-reviewed and published in 2017    
 
500*2000 HICO image of Bahrain, oct 21rst 2013
scene iss.2013294.1021.093734.L1B.Bahrain.v04.14946.20131021200925.100m.hico     courtesy of OSU
HICO: Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean: GSD 100 m
work done march 2016  


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Optical calibration

 
  • Calibration is outstanding
  • Kblue/Kbgreen=0.740
  • Kblue=0.130 m-1 , Kgreen=0.176 m-1
  • See that it is necessary to decrease markedly the operational attenuation coefficients in the Yellow-Red-NIR range
  • this is now recognised to be systematic, probably under control of the path radiance (overcast skies, here)
  • it is a remarkable feature of the diffuse underwater light field observed from above by a remote sensing imager
  • see HYPERION at Fakarava
  • 7=Blue
  • 13=Green
  • 22=Red
  • 28=NIR
  • X[7]/X[13]: the ratio Kblue/Kgreen is well secured at K7/K13=0.74 over the whole depth range
  • X[7]/X[22]=0.280 and X[13]/X[22]=0.378 are fairly secure
  • 280/378=0.741: this system is consistent
  • it actually is consistent over the whole visible range: this is remarkable
  • WL[7]=475 nm
  • WL[11]=522 nm
  • WL[20]=625 nm
  • Channel 27 is PANchromatic
  • X[7] vs X[27]: calibration of the PAN channel is under tight control



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