A Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) Observatory
MASSACHUSETTS UNIV BOSTON DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH AND OCEAN SCIENCES
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The long-term goal of this project is to develop an understanding of coastal systems such that optical properties of complex coastal waters can be retrieved and predicted from remote sensing and modeling efforts. This project focuses on establishing a moderate-scale observatory to develop watershed and coastal ocean models and remote sensing algorithms and extending this knowledge to a larger system. The specific objectives of the project are as follows 1 design and deploy Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter CDOM observatory components in the Neponset Estuary and Boston Harbor 2 refine remote sensing algorithms for CDOM in the Neponset Estuary, Boston Harbor, and Massachusetts Bay based on high resolution andor hyperspectral satellite imagery ground-truthed within the CDOM Observatory 3 refine a predictive watershed model for CDOM sources based on a Soil Water Assessment Tool SWAT and Geographical Information Systems to predict sources of CDOM to the estuary 4 refine the existing Boston Harbor physicalbiogeochemical model to provide a 3-day forecast of CDOM distributions in Boston Harbor 5 observe CDOM distributions and processes in the Neponset Watershed and Estuary and Boston Harbor for at least 12 months and refine observation protocols and predictive modeling capabilities 6 develop a smart network to respond to episodic events and 7 extend and deploy the CDOM observatory in the Hudson Estuary for a 2-week period to show the general applicability of its observation and prediction capabilities.
- Organic Chemistry
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy