Radiative Transfer in Seagrass Canopies
MOSS LANDING MARINE LABS CA
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The overall objective of this study is to develop models of radiative transfer for optically shallow waters with benthic substrates colonized by submerged aquatic vegetation SAV. Such models will enable the quantitative prediction of upward spectral radiation from vegetated seabeds, permitting the use of optical remote sensing to search for submerged objects of anthropogenic origin and for rapid mapping of submarine resource distribution and abundance in coastal waters. These models will also have important applications for predicting irradiance levels within SAV canopies, a task necessary for accurate determination of light requirements and photosynthetic productivity of these ecologically important organisms.
- Biological Oceanography