Accession Number:

ADA625026

Title:

Influence of Sedimentary and Seagrass Microbial Communities on Shallow-Water Benthic Optical Properties

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

OLD DOMINION UNIV NORFOLK VA DEPT OF OCEAN EARTH AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

An overall goal of the CoBOP program is to produce a working radiative-transfer model for selected sub-littoral environments. From a microbiological context, it is important to investigate the entire community of microorganisms associated with the benthic environments of focus, i.e., sediments and seagrass. Light must pass through a microbial gateway, both before it reaches the sediment or seagrass and prior to its return to the water column. To understand time-and-space variations in optical parameters, we must understand the microbial milieu in which they exist.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE