Remote Characterization of Marine and Riverine Environments using Airborne Sensor Systems

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 – 3:00pm
Regents 109
Brett Hooper
Areté Associates

The use of remote sensing for characterizing marine and riverine environments has become an increasingly important tool for gaining a better understanding of the hydrodynamic influence of waves, tides, turbulence, and currents on the morphology within these environments. Airborne remote sensing that provides time-series optical imaging of the scene, in tune with temporal processing techniques, offers a viable means for the estimation of these important hydrodynamic parameters at regional scales on the order of 10-200 km2.
Areté Associates has constructed, tested and deployed a variety of airborne time-series imaging systems that have enhanced and expanded our ability to obtain accurate measurements of these dynamic environmental parameters. Areté’s Airborne Remote Optical Spotlight Systems (AROSS) include a large format visible band sensor, a multispectral polarization sensor and an infrared sensor that provide unique measurement capabilities of the imaged scene. The unique time-series imagery and measurement capabilities for characterizing marine and riverine environments will be presented.

Host: Edward Van Keuren
Discussion Leader: Edward Van Keuren