Accession Number:

ADA523865

Title:

Ocean Surface Wave Optical Roughness: Innovative Polarization Measurement

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLUMBIA UNIV PALISADES NY LAMONT-DOHERTY EARTH OBSERVATORY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

We are part of a multi-institutional research team funded by the ONR-sponsored Radiance in a Dynamic Ocean RaDyO program. The primary research goals of the program are to 1 examine time-dependent oceanic radiance distribution in relation to dynamic surface boundary layer SBL processes 2 construct a radiance-based SBL model 3 validate the model with field observations and 4 investigate the feasibility of inverting the model to yield SBL conditions. The goals of our team are to contribute innovative measurements, analyses and models of the sea surface roughness at length scales as small as a millimeter. This characterization includes microscale and whitecap breaking waves.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE