Measurement of Time Varying Volume Scatter
SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA
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The major long-term scientific goal of this program is to understand the small-scale optical properties of the ocean. This includes the spatial and temporal inhomogeneities that occur naturally over scales from km to mm. The importance of this area of inquiry is underscored by both environmental and practical concerns. In an environmental context, the radiative transfer of light in the ocean is dependent on not only the average but also the small scale cm - m optical properties. The role that these inhomogeneities play in light transmission is unexplored to due a lack of in-situ data. In a practical sense, improved characterization of the environment is critical in understanding and predicting the outcome of Navy systems that are in and also planned for use.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography