Active and passive remote sensors as a new technology for coastal and lagoon monitoring
Article first published online: 24 JUL 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
Special Issue: Ecological Research and Conservation of Coastal Ecosystems
Volume 11, Issue 4, pages 267–272, July/August 2001
How to Cite
Alberotanza, L. (2001), Active and passive remote sensors as a new technology for coastal and lagoon monitoring. Aquatic Conserv: Mar. Freshw. Ecosyst., 11: 267–272. doi: 10.1002/aqc.452
- Issue published online: 24 JUL 2001
- Article first published online: 24 JUL 2001
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 APR 2001
- Manuscript Received: 18 AUG 2000
- active remote sensors;
- coastal areas;
- passive remote sensors
1. Important environmental problems of coastal and lagoon areas have stimulated interest in scientific research. Innovative technologies can provide good tools for observing phenomena and measuring parameters.
2. The short overviews given in this article refer to the results obtained using active remote sensors and passive remote sensors in practical applications to support monitoring and research activities.
3. Active sensors such as FLIDAR-3 (Fluorescence Light Detection and Ranging) (optical), tomography (acoustical), and CODAR (Coastal Ocean Dynamics Applications Radar) (radio) emit their own electromagnetic energy to the investigated surface and sense the reflected energy from the surface; while the passive sensors, such as MIVIS (Multispectral Infrared and Visible Imaging Radiometer), NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency)/AVHRR (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer) and Landsat/TM, do not emit energy but measure energy reflected/emitted to the sensor from the investigated surface. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.