Remote Sensing of Seagrass Ecosystems: Use of Spaceborne and Airborne Sensors

  • Arnold Dekker
  • Vittorio Brando
  • Janet Anstee
  • Suzanne Fyfe
  • Timothy Malthus
  • Evanthia Karpouzli

Abstract

The focus of this chapter lies in describing digital multispectral and hyperspectral remote sensing developments and applications in the mapping and monitoring of seagrass ecosystems. Multispectral refers to a sensor that registers light in a limited number of relatively broad spectral bands (bandwidths of 20–60 nm); hyperspectral (also referred to as imaging spectrometry) is defined for sensors that measure the entire spectrum under consideration in contiguous narrow spectral bands (bandwidths between 2 and 20 nm).

Keywords

Chlorophyll Attenuation Phytoplankton Photosynthesis Carotenoid 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arnold Dekker
    • 1
  • Vittorio Brando
    • 1
  • Janet Anstee
    • 1
  • Suzanne Fyfe
    • 2
  • Timothy Malthus
    • 3
  • Evanthia Karpouzli
    • 3
  1. 1.CSIRO Land and WaterCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.University of WollongongWollongongAustralia
  3. 3.University of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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