Accession Number:

ADA574184

Title:

The Influence of Breaking at the Ocean Surface on Oceanic Radiance and Imaging

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The long-term goals of the work are to measure the influence of surface wave breaking on imaging across the surface and develop measurements and models of breaking statistics as input to the interpretation and modeling of oceanic radiance measurements. Image transmission across breaking surfaces will be measured in both the laboratory and the field. Field measurements of breaking and breaking statistics will be used to quantify the degradation and recovery of image fidelity by surface and subsurface processes associated with breaking, including surface turbulence and bubble entrainment. The PI will collaborate with other PIs in the use of breaking measurements and models to interpret measurements and develop models of oceanic radiance.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE