Accession Number:

ADA614515

Title:

Quantifying the Dynamic Ocean Surface Using Underwater Radiometric Measurements

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 2013-Feb 2015

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR OCEAN ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The ultimate goal is to develop direct-simulationphysics-based forward and inverse capabilities for radiance prediction in a dynamic ocean environment. The simulation-based model includes and integrate all of the relevant dynamical processes in the upper ocean surface boundary layer into a physics-based computational prediction capability for the time-dependent radiative transfer RT. The model is applied to investigate and characterize the ocean surface using underwater radiance measurements. This research builds the foundation for advancing above water imaging as well as sensing of surface and near-surface wave and flow features using passive underwater optical measurements.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE