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BOSTATER, Charles R
Marine and Environmental Systems
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Research & Project Interests
Dr. BostaterÂ’s research concerns mathematical and numerical modeling of chemical transport, fate of chemicals, remote sensing, hydrological optics, radiative transfer modeling, geophysical fluid dynamics and estuarine and coastal physical oceanography.
Field work has been conducted along the Atlantic coast of the United States, Caribbean Sea coral reefs and associated waters. Optical signatures of water and plants are analyzed at Florida Tech for determining optimal bands for remote sensing for coupled optical-biological-physical models.
The research is valuable for assessing economically important aspects of aquatic systems identifying potential pollutants and coastal vegetation remote sensing.
Past and present projects as principal (and co-) investigator include:
Â• Mathematical and computer modeling of the fate and transport of chemicals in estuaries
Â• Remote sensing of water reflectance using aircraft and shipboard high-resolution optical signatures for detecting suspended sediments and chlorophyll-a in coastal waters
Â• Development and testing of a shallow-water optical buoy for water quality and real-time hyperspectral monitoring of water and waste water
Â• Derivative Spectroscopy for Coastal Vegetation Dysfunctions Assessments
Â• Shallow Water Remote Sensing and Detection
Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
Physical and Environmental Oceanography
Coastal Aquatic Systems
Geophysical Mesoscale Fluids Modeling
Marine and Environmental Systems
Ph.D. University of Delaware
Director, Center for Remote Sensing and Marine Environmental Optics Laboratory
Dr. Bostater has been a member of the Remote Sensing Subcommittee and the Modeling and Monitoring Subcommittees of state and federal EPA Research and Restoration Programs for Chesapeake Bay. He has been involved with SPIE remote sensing conferences and symposiums, and ocean engineering passive optical and microwave sensors. Dr. Bostater also utilizes numerical techniques for coupling optical-biological and physical oceanography and atmospheric models in environmental toxicology and coastal aquatic systems.
Dr. Bostater teaches mathematical modeling, environmental optics
and remote sensing, hydrologic optics, remote sensing for watershed models and transport modeling, geophysical fluid dynamics, physical oceanography, dynamical oceanography, GIS.
Bostater, C. and R. Santoleir (editors), 2000. Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2000. Proc. SPIE 4172, 210 pp.
Bostater, C., et al, 2000. Comparing a hyperspectral Monte-Carlo approach for simulating water surface reflectance signature based upon radiative transfer theory: Simulating clear water and Caribbean Sea bottom types. SPIE
Bostater, C., et al, 2000. Numerical simulation of the marine boundary layer flow over Cape Canaveral and Gulf Stream using AVHRR SST: An atmospheric sea breeze model. SPIE 4172(34): 181-190.
Bostater, C., 1998. Specific Absorption and Backscatter Coefficient Signatures in Southeastern Atlantic Coastal Waters.
SPIE 3496: 196-200.
Bostater, C. 1998. Imaging Derivative Spectroscopy for Vegetation Dysfunction Assessments. SPIE 3499: 277-285.
Bostater, C., et al., 1997. Modeling Water Surface Reflectance Signatures and In-water Irradiance Profiles in Shallow Tropical Waters Influenced by Bottom Reflectance. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Suntec City, Singapore. IEEE, no. 0-7803-3836,
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