Quantitative and Qualitative Prediction of Light Absorption by Colored Dissolved Organic Matter in the Coastal Zone
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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LONG-TERM GOALS To produce a physical water mass mixing model for describing colored dissolved organic matter CDOM distributions in the coastal zone. The model will combine the effects of local nonconservative processes with overall mixing of major CDOM end-members from terrigenous and marine sources. Although the model will be firstly derived for one study site the entrance to the Baltic Sea the approach will be designed for implementation in other regions of Navy interest international estuaries and harbors. OBJECTIVES This project will provide a tool for predicting the quantitative and qualitative distributions of CDOM in the littoral zone based on combined model of CDOM biogeochemical cycling and physical oceanography. This approach provides the Navy with an alternative technique by which to gauge the performance of satellite based predictions of CDOM distributions. A major focus of this software will be the removal of CDOM noise in riverine and estuarine environments.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography