[Coral-List] Remote sensing - Egyptian Red Sea

purkis at nova.edu purkis at nova.edu
Sat Jan 15 03:36:15 EST 2005

Hi Giancarlo,

Regarding your posting on remote sensing work in the Egyptian Red Sea and water 
column optical properties, I have worked in the Southern Red Sea in the El 
Quesier – Marsa Alam area and the following papers maybe of interest:

Purkis SJ, Kenter JAM, Oikonomou EK, Robinson IS (2002) High-resolution ground 
verification, cluster analysis and optical model of reef substrate coverage on 
Landsat TM imagery (Red Sea, Egypt). International Journal of Remote Sensing 

Purkis SJ, Pasterkamp J (2004) Integrating in situ reef-top reflectance spectra 
with Landsat TM imagery to aid shallow-tropical benthic habitat mapping. Coral 
Reefs 23:5-2

Hope that helps,


Sam Purkis, PhD 
National Coral Reef Institute 
Oceanographic Center 
Nova Southeastern University 
8000 N. Ocean Drive, Dania 
FL 33004 

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