Variability In Surface Reflectance And The Attenuation of Solar Radiation in Coastal Marine Waters
SATLANTIC INC HALIFAX (CANADA)
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This program of research is aimed at developing and testing new ways to interpret water-leaving radiance and downwelling irradiance as measured by optical sensors in surface waters of the ocean and complemented by remote sensing. Consistent with established research directions, efforts will be focused on developing improved estimates of the contributions of phytoplankton, CDOM and suspended matter to spectral reflectance and attenuation however, the major focus will be on describing relationships between these optical properties and developing new data products based on these relationships. The ultimate objective is to develop a second generation of optical data products that relate optical measurements directly to biological and photochemical properties and processes.
- Biological Oceanography