Accession Number:

ADA629364

Title:

Influences of Microbial and Mineral Particles on Oceanic Optics

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

SEQUOIA SCIENTIFIC INC MERCER ISLAND WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The overall goal of this work is to understand in detail how various types of microbial and mineral particles and dissolved substances determine the inherent and apparent optical properties IOPs and AOPs of oceanic waters. In particular, we wish to quantify how variability in the detailed composition of oceanic water determines the variability in the IOPs such as absorption and scattering coefficients and AOPs such as spectral reflectance and diffuse attenuation functions. This work is fundamental to the development of bio-geo-optical models for Case II waters, for which the presently available bio-optical models are known to fail.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE