Deep Ocean Optical Measurement (DOOM) Report: Bahama Channels and North-Western Atlantic Ocean
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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In situ optical attenuation data obtained during Deep Ocean Optical Measurement DOOM program cruises D and E in 1969 are presented. Locales of operation were for Cruise D the Florida Straits and the Providence channels of the Bahama Islands and for Cruise E the western Atlantic from a coastal area off the Virginia Capes to the waters of the Sargasso Sea 300 nautical miles east of the Bahamas. Optical data presented are surface to bottom measurements of spectral attenuation coefficients at visible wavelengths in the transmission window interval and the volume scattering function at a wavelength of 436 nanometers. Subsequent measurement cruises are briefly discussed and DOOM program progress is updated.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography