Accession Number : ADA533632
Title : Influence of Sedimentary and Seagrass Microbial Communities on Shallow-Water Benthic Optical Properties
Descriptive Note : Annual rept.
Corporate Author : OLD DOMINION UNIV NORFOLK VA DEPT OF OCEAN EARTH AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
Personal Author(s) : Dobbs, Fred C ; Drake, Lisa A
Report Date : 30 Sep 2008
Pagination or Media Count : 6
Abstract : An overall goal of the CoBOP program is to produce a working radiative-transfer model for selected sub-littoral environments. From a microbiological context, it is important to investigate the entire community of microorganisms associated with the benthic environments of focus, i.e., sediments and seagrass. Light must pass through a microbial gateway, both before it reaches the sediment or seagrass and prior to its return to the water column. To understand time-and-space variations in optical parameters, we must understand the microbial milieu in which they exist.
Descriptors : *MICROORGANISMS , RADIATIVE TRANSFER , SEDIMENTS , BENTHONIC ZONES , OPTICAL PROPERTIES , SHALLOW WATER
Subject Categories : Microbiology
Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE