Accession Number:

ADA629818

Title:

An-AUV Based Investigation of the Role of Nutrient Variability in the Predictive Modeling of Physical Processes in the Littoral Ocean

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA SAINT PETERSBURG COLL OF MARINE SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Our principal long-term goal is to assess the effectiveness of nutrients as tracers of geophysical fields in the oligotrophic littoral ocean, utilizing various sampling and measurement protocols in a feedback approach with a prognostic physicalbiogeochemical model. Ultimately, relevant nutrient gradients are to be measured by a nutrient-sensor package aboard an AUV, and so this capability is also a long-term goal. The nutrients to be studied are dissolved nitrate, nitrite, and ammonia because these have the greatest prospect of exhibiting variations that might be useful as tracers.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Submarine Engineering
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE