Accession Number:

ADA109050

Title:

An Aerial Survey of Water Turbidity and Laser Depth Sounding Performance Along the Queensland Coast

Descriptive Note:

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Corporate Author:

ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB ADELAIDE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The performance of the WRELADS laser airborne depth sounder has been assessed in North Queensland coastal waters from Townsville to Torres Strait. This was achieved by recording water turbidity and maximum sounding depth in the aircraft along the flight path. The parameter used in the aerial survey as a measure of water turbidity was related to beam attenuation coefficient measured from a boat in a joint aircraft and boat trial. Data relating the statistical distribution of turbidity to water depth were obtained and compared with the observed performance characteristic in order to indicate the proportion of Queensland coastal waters suitable for sounding with an airborne laser sounder. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE