Accession Number:

ADA537735

Title:

Inelastic Light Scattering in the Coastal Zone and In Benthic Environments

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

MIAMI UNIV CORAL GABLES FL DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

My long term goals are to experimentally determine the interrelationships and variability of optical properties in the ocean and atmosphere. I have been concentrating on aspects of scattering, both inelastic and elastic, and measurements of the radiance distribution in the ocean and atmosphere. These measurements can be combined to test and improve radiative transfer models, which are used to predict image and light transmission in the ocean. Our near term objective it to characterize the inelastic scattering in clear water, coastal waters with high DOM concentrations, and the benthic environment as part of the CoBOP program. In addition, as part of our CoBOP efforts we have designed and constructed an instrument to make in-situ bidirectional reflectance measurements of benthic surfaces. Solar stimulated inelastic scattering We use our Fraunhofer line technique to separate the inelastically scattered or fluoresced light from the elastically scattered or direct lightGe et al, 1995. Data has been collected in several environments clear open water, DOM rich water in Florida Bay, and in marine Benthic environments with CoBOP.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE