Distribution and Cycling of Dissolved Organic Carbon and Colored Dissolved Organic Carbon on the West Florida Shelf
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA SAINT PETERSBURG COLL OF MARINE SCIENCE
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The long term goal of this project is to determine sources, sinks and dynamics of Colored Dissolved Organic Matter CDOM and Colored Dissolved Organic Carbon CDOC optical properties on spatial and temporal scales relevant to physicalbiogeochemical optical modeling efforts currently in progress for the West Florida Shelf HYCODE site. Predictive capability is needed for modeling in-water light attenuation and visibility in coastal regions. CDOM is one of the most significant and least understood light attenuating components, hence improved understanding of its optical properties, dynamics and spatial and temporal variability will result in improved radiance models in the littoral zone.
- Organic Chemistry
- Biological Oceanography
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography