Bi-directional reflectance of corals

Joyce, Karen E., and Phinn, Stuart R. (2002) Bi-directional reflectance of corals. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 23 (2). pp. 389-394.

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An assessment of the bi-directional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) of corals with different morphologies was undertaken using hyperspectral reflectance measurements. The highest variance in reflectance obtained at different viewing angles was found for the open branching Acropora colony, possibly attributed to branch orientation and internal shadow distribution. Spectral separation within and between features at the nominated sensor-viewing angles was greatest in the near infrared portion of the spectrum. The analysis of coral reef bi-directional reflectance properties and degree of internal shadowing holds potential for future assessment and information extraction relating to coral structural characteristics.

Item ID: 40853
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1366-5901
Funders: University of Queensland (UQ), Heron Island Research Station (HIRS)
Projects and Grants: UQ Research Infrastructure Grant
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2016 00:11
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090905 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing @ 90%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0599 Other Environmental Sciences > 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 10%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences @ 100%
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