Environmental Characterization of Mine Countermeasure Test Ranges: Hydrography and Water Column Optics
BIGELOW LAB FOR OCEAN SCIENCES WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR ME
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We wish to observe the hydrographic factors that regulate optical changes in near-shore water columns and support companion laser imaging system tests. The physical, biological and optical oceanographic data developed under this project will be used as input to optical and environmental models to assess the performance characteristics of laser imaging systems. Our long-term goals concern the ability of optical imaging systems to detect man-made objects placed on the seafloor, and the effects of biological fouling to confound the discrimination of objects from the environmental background.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography