Please refer to"Integration of Satellite Remote Sensing of Subtidal Habitats with Vessel-based Video Survey (Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Arabian Gulf", Bernhard Riegl, Ryan Moyer, Brian Walker, Serge Andrefouet
Presented at the 7th International Conference on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments, Miami, Florida, 20-22 May 2002
"An Ikonos satellite imagery scene was obtained for the area between Ras Ghantoot and Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates
(Emirate of Dubai) in July 2001, concentrating on coverage of the immediately offshore marine area.
Ikonos imagery was delivered in two resolutions:
4m pixel resolution in the red (632-698nm), green (506-595nm), blue (445-515nm) and near infrared bands (757-853nm),
and 1m pixel resolution in the panchromatic band.
The actual ground sampling distance of the sensor is 3.2m to 4.8m, which is resampled for a 4.0m map increment.
Only the RGB bands were used for classification of marinebottom types."
"Multi-site evaluation of IKONOS data for classification of tropical coral reef environments"
ANDREFOUET, Serge ; KRAMER, Philip et al Remote sensing of environment, 2003 vol. 88, no 1-2, pp
"Corals in a non-reef setting in the Arabian Gulf (Dubai, UAE):
Wavelengths at mid-response curve are 480, 551, 665 and 805 nm
Given the amount of adjacency effect, the estimation of an operational path radiance is a real challenge!