Accession Number:

ADA533689

Title:

Application of Gliders for Near-Real Time METOC Data Collection Capability for Battlespace Characterization

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

NATO UNDERSEA RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The goal of the program is to substantially improve the uncertainty associated with vicarious calibration and characterization VC2 of ocean color satellite sensors by combining hyperspectral apparent optical properties AOP and hyperspectral inherent optical properties IOP measurements in oligotrophic and coastal areas, with state of the art radiative transfer modeling. A modified Satlantic HyperPRO II hyperspectral radiometer is being used as a portable calibration quality instrument of radiometric uncertainty comparable to that demonstrated for Marine Optical BuoY MOBY instruments off Hawaii. By combining these numerous observational platforms, especially gliders that have been outfitted with physical and optical sensors, an efficient and integrated method for real time METOC data collection with Tactical Decision Aid evaluations can be developed.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE