Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Geography and Geology
Dr. Jeffrey Peake
This study used to Spectron Industries SE-590 portable spectroradiometer to investigate a common Midwestern wetland species, Ceratophllum. Primary research objectives were: determine the effect of Ceratophllum on the composite spectral signal upwelling from a column of water, determine the death constraint for remote identification of Ceratophllum, and ascertain the presence of Ceratophllum in chlorophyll-laden water. Characteristic absorption features at 443 nm and 670 nm decreased with increasing depth and also as the algal chlorophyll concentrations increased. A wavelength shift in the NIR, associated with increasing depth was found to exist for water columns relatively free of algal chlorophyll as well as those containing denser concentrations of algal chlorophyll. The depth constraint was not determined and requires further study.
Reehoorn, Diana M., "Hyperspectral remote sensing of a submerged macrophyte." (1996). Student Work. 3319.