Special Issue: Remote sensing of the Great Lakes and other inland waters.
This special issue contains twenty-three papers addressing the use of current state-of-the-art remote sensing technology to make critical observations of the Great Lakes and other large lakes throughout the world. The papers address the full breadth of remote sensing systems, mentioned above, currently being applied to the large lakes. Papers include: fundamental optical measurements of the Great Lakes and their use in inverse radiative transfer equations; algorithm development for specific applications such as water quality estimation of chlorophyll, dissolved organic carbon, and suspended minerals; detection of harmful algal blooms (HABs); estimation of primary productivity; mapping of the bathymetry; identification of invasive species in Great Lakes wetlands; characterizing legacy stamp sand mining on Great Lakes shorelines; mapping of lake ice types and concentration; measurement of surface currents; and the use of new multi-beam sonar for more sophisticated lake bottom mapping. Two papers found in this issue address large lakes other than the Great Lakes and further demonstrate the use of remote sensing to obtain quantitative water quality information.