Accession Number:

ADA434825

Title:

Field Measurements of the Influence of Bubbles on the Inherent Optical Properties of the Upper Ocean

Descriptive Note:

Final rept., 1 Jan 2002-31 Dec 2004

Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA MARINE PHYSICAL LAB

Report Date:

2005-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

This report describes the research performed on behalf of the Office of Naval Research to understand the influence of air-sea interaction processes on hyperspectral remote-sensing of the oceans surface. The Hyperspectral Coupled Ocean Dynamics Experiment HYCODE and Monte Carlo Radiative model were used to investigate these processes, as well as newly refined acoustic techniques. A byproduct of this research will be models to correct for bubble mediated effects in measured hyperspectral light fields using wind and wave information. The program also presented an opportunity to develop techniques for inverting remotely-sensed hyperspectral imagery for in-situ bubble concentrations.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE