Accession Number:

ADA535481

Title:

In Situ Observation of Irradiance- and Time-Dependent Changes in Phytoplankton Absorption Coefficients

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

My long-term goals are to understand the causes of and mechanisms responsible for variability in phytoplankton abundance, primary production, and species composition. A continuing objective of my research has been to determine phytoplankton absorption coefficients and to ask why and how they change. My rationale is that if we understand why and how these coefficients change, we can better predict changes in water column optics, as well as invert in-water and remotely-sensed optical signals to extract information about water-column optics and phytoplankton themselves.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE