Accession Number:

ADA017878

Title:

An Instrument for the Measurement of Spectral Attenuation Coefficient and Narrow Angle Volume Scattering Function of Ocean Waters

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 1973-Jun 1975

Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA VISIBILITY LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

A new instrument has been developed for the study of those optical properties of ocean water that affect the transmission of image-forming light. The instrument performs simultaneous measurements of the volume attenuation coefficient and the volume scattering function at three angles. Any of ten wavelengths covering the spectral range from 400 to 670 nanometers may be used. A depth capability of 500 meters permits the examination of water below the euphotic zone and the bottom waters on the continental shelf. The considerations leading to the design of the instrument, its capabilities and the unique features it incorporates are discussed. Some examples of the data obtained with the instrument are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE