Optical Variability and Bottom Classification in Turbid Waters: Phase 3
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 Navy and Coast Guard assets in the coastal zone using a mixture of AUV, ROV, surface-vessel, fixed mooringstowers, and airspace-borne observational assets. This includes advanced heat-budget modeling applicable to coastal regions, methods for early detection of K. brevis red-tide and other algal blooms, remote determination of optical properties absorption and scattering of the water, harmful algal blooms, depth and bottom albedo. These provide model inputs and validation data for predicting visibility and the performance of optical systems as well as heat budget and primary production models, useful in asset selection for Homeland Security operations.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography