The Hyperspectral Imager of the Coastal Ocean - HIC<sup>®</sup>- is a visible and
near-IR grating spectrometer currently in orbit on the International Space State (ISS) .
HICO's 5.7 nm (binned) spectral resolution permits the application of derivative spectroscopy
to the identification of remotely sensed water constituents. We examine applications of
derivative spectroscopy to complex coastal waters with riverine inputs such as the Columbia
and Yangtze rivers.
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