Summer Courses in Ocean Optics and Biogeochemistry: Monitoring the Oceans with Coastal Observatories and Radiative Transfer and Remote Sensing at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center
Final rept. 1 Jun-2 Aug 2004
SEQUOIA SCIENTIFIC INC BELLEVUE WA
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These two intensive courses allowed graduate students from diverse disciplines to learn the fundamentals of optics in a coastall estuarine environment. The first course emphasized instrumentation and observatory science, and the second course emphasized radiative transfer theory and ocean color remote sensing. Both courses emphasized the links between optical measurements and the underlying biogeochemistry, with due regard for system integration and errors in data products. The main components of the courses were 1 formal lectures 2 laboratory, field, and modeling exercises 3 demonstrations of new instrumentation 4 readings from texts and primary journal literature and 5 student projects. Mobley prepared numerous lectures and labs on topics including radiometry, scattering, analytical and numerical solution of the radiative transfer equation, statistical methods in remote sensing including neural networks, remote sensing in optically shallow waters, visibility and imaging, LIDAR remote sensing and bathymetry, polarization and its applications, measurement of particle size distributions, and use of Hydrolight.
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