Accession Number:

ADA551492

Title:

Influences of Microbial and Mineral Particles on Oceanic Optics

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

SEQUOIA SCIENTIFIC INC MERCER ISLAND WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The overall goal of this work is to understand in detail how various types of microbial and mineral particles and dissolved substances determine the inherent and apparent optical properties IOPs and AOPs of oceanic waters. In particular, we wish to quantify how variability in the detailed composition of oceanic water determines the variability in the IOPs such as absorption and scattering coefficients and AOPs such as spectral reflectance and diffuse attenuation functions. This work is fundamental to the development of bio-geo-optical models for Case II waters, for which the presently available biooptical models are known to fail. We seek to answer many questions, for example 1 In what ways does variability in the microbial and mineral composition of ocean waters determine variability in the IOPs and AOPs of such waters 2 Is it possible to quantitatively classify the optical properties of water using the Case 1Case 2 scheme The Case 12 classification is based on water composition the optical distinction between Case 1 and Case 2 is unclear. 3 What information about the nature of suspended particles can we hope to extract from remotely sensed signals

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE