Ocean Surface Wave Optical Roughness - Innovative Measurement and Modeling
ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE MIAMI FL DIV OF APPLIED MARINE PHYSICS
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We are part of a multi-institutional research team that is seeking to contribute innovative measurements, characterization and modeling of the sea surface optical roughness. This includes microscale and whitecapping breaking waves, and foam cover, in addition to ocean waves of many scales. The long term goals are to enhance present knowledge of the time-dependent oceanic radiance distribution in relation to the above dynamic sea surface boundary layer features. These new findings would then be incorporated into a composite radiance-based radiative transfer model with a surface wave model, and the coupled model results validated with field observations. The feasibility of inverting the coupled model to yield information on the surface boundary layer is an allied goal. Due to the untimely passing of Dr. Tanos Elfouhaily, his role has been taken on by Dr. Bertrand Chapron, RSMAS, University of Miami, Miami and IFREMER, Brest, France.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography