Annotated Bibliography of Water Optical Properties of Ocean Waters.
NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY NSTL STATION MS
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A data base of available marine optical properties from throughout the world has been compiled in this annotated bibliography. This bibliography permits an assessment of amount and type of water optical data available and describes the limitations and problems associated with developing a marine optical data base. The data listed within the articles of this bibliography provide a reference for assessing atlas development. This data base will also provide ground truth for exploiting alternate technology namely, remote sensing, to generated marine optics atlases. From this bibliography, problems associated with establishing a marine optical data base are rapidly seen. Aside from the problem of data being unavailable from numerous oceancoastal areas where optical measurements have not been made, the types of marine optic properties are numerous and cannot be correlated to form a common data base. Additionally, the temporal variability of marine optics has not been adequately studied and compounds the problem of establishment of a world data base.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography