Optical Variability and Bottom Classification in Turbid Waters: Phase II
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA SAINT PETERSBURG COLL OF MARINE SCIENCE
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Real-time determination of the optical and bathymetric climate available for operation of various naval assets in the coastal zone using a mixture of AUV, ROV, surface-vessel, fixed mooringstowers, and airspace-borne observational assets. Advanced heat-budget modeling applicable to coastal regions as well as methods for early detection of K. brevis red-tide and other algal blooms. Remote determination of inherent optical properties and bottom characteristics will be accomplished for input and validation data for predictive visibility, heat budget, and primary production models and for use in asset selection for naval operations.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography