Accession Number:

ADA533690

Title:

Wave Induced Bubble Clouds and Their Effect On Radiance in the Upper Ocean

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE OF OCEAN SCIENCES SIDNEY (CANADA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A goal of this project is to measure wave induced bubble clouds and their effect on radiance in the upper ocean and to address the fact that despite the fundamental importance of optical backscatter in the ocean it is still not possible to explain more than 5 to 10 percent of the particulate backscattering in the ocean based on known constituents even during periods with no active wave breaking Terrill Lewis, 2004. We want to investigate the role of upper ocean bubbles in these processes. In this work we are working closely with David Farmer at GSOURI.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE