Accession Number:

ADA551201

Title:

Physical and Optical Characteristics of Thin Layers

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal of this project is to be able to predict radiative transfer in natural waters via the inherent optical properties given the biogeochemical nature of the particles and dissolved materials and the physical forcing applied to the water column. Conversely we want to be able to determine the inherent optical properties and the nature of the particulate and dissolved materials and their space-time structure from upwelling radiance spectra. The scientific objectives of this effort are 1 To experimentally determine the forcing and mixing conditions that characterize thin layers and their concomitant Inherent and Apparent Optical Properties IOP and AOP 2 To experimentally and numerically test the backscattering independent algorithm Barnard et al.,1998b to obtain the absorption coefficient from the upwelling radiance spectrum and 3 To experimentally test our remote sensing model of fronts and internal waves Zaneveld et al., 1998.

Subject Categories:

  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE