Shallow Water Optics Data Analysis and Modeling
BIOLOGY AND INSTRUMENTATION LABORATORIES TUCSON AZ HYDRO-OPTICS
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The overall goal of this project is to characterize the spatial and temporal variability of spectral bottom reflectance and the boundary layer of water just above the bottom in optically shallow coastal environments of various bottom types. By measuring ambient, spectral light-field quantities as they change temporally, along with water-column IOPs and other environmental parameters, we hope to achieve a deeper understanding of radiative transfer in optically shallow waters that can be applied to problems in bottom-type classification, optical bathymetry, hyperspectral remote sensing, and benthic productivity.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography