Abstracts of the presentations given on Wednesday, 25 July 2007, in Session 10 of the UCOWR Conference.


Simulation of the remote sensing reflectance from the coastal waters based on measured inherent optical properties (IOP's) at the surface always involves some uncertainties related to the parameter depth profiles and spectral shape of bidirectional reflectance function which by assumption is assumed to be spectrally flat. These assumptions were tested on several cruises in the eastern Long Island, Chesapeake Bay, and in Georgia waters near Sapelo Island in which we compared reflectance simulated from measured spectra of attenuation and absorption.