Laboratory Verification of the Optical Turbulence Sensor (OTS): Particulate Volume Scattering Function and Turbulence Properties of the Flow
ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE MIAMI FL
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Our goal is an extensive tank validation of the Optical Turbulence Sensor OTS. This sensor uses a Hartman optical wavefront sensor to determine turbulence characteristics and to characterize the particulate field. The recent ocean trials indicate that the OTS surpasses in many ways current microstructure based instruments to quantify turbulence. Furthermore, it is able to measure particulate scattering for larger particles - particles larger 50 micron. In our effort we aim to develop methods to simultaneously quantify the flow turbulent parameters, scattering coefficient of embedded particulates and associated particulate flux.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Optical Detection and Detectors