High-Resolution Temporal Sampling of the Nearshore Vertical Structure of Bioluminescence / Short Term Predictions of Water-Leaving Bioluminescence Radiance
CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIV SAN LUIS OBISPO BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES DEPT
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The long-term goal is to advance understanding of the ecology of bioluminescent organisms and the mechanisms governing the temporal and depth-dependent variability of bioluminescence in the coastal ocean. With improvements in technology, finer-scale resolution and concurrent physical, chemical and biological data, this project is examining the predictability of bioluminescence events in the nearshore coastal ocean. Another aspect to this effort has been combining the bioluminescence measurements with fine-scale inherent optical properties to for the first time model bioluminescence water-leaving radiance. An added component to this project has been the preparation of a plan and strategy for the prediction of water-leaving bioluminescence radiance.
- Biological Oceanography