Accession Number:

ADA624968

Title:

Coastal Ocean Optical Modeling: Integrating Optical Processes and Hydrodynamic Simulations of Sediment Resuspension and Transport-Phase 2

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT GREENSBORO DEPT OF BIOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Mechanistically-based models and algorithms for ocean optics are the overall goals for this project. Mechanistic models are robust, reliable, and portable. A standard optical model for the oceans is in development. This is being done by parameterizing and incorporating the optics of the coastal ocean system into Case 1 optical models. The parameterization is based on chlorophyll concentration and the concentration and size distribution of suspended mineral matter. This brings in mineral optical cross sections, virtually unknown in coastal ocean optics.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE