Laser Sensor Development for Fluorescence Detection of Plastics and other Anthropogenic Compounds Dissolved in Seawater
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA TAMPA
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The long-term goal is to build and deploy a highly sensitive, in situ AUV-mounted instrument optimized for distinguishing natural colored dissolved organic matter CDOM in seawater as well as locating and identifying plastic and rubber-coated objects, such as mines, in the water column and buried within the seafloor. Oceanographic applications include UV-vis spectral characterization of dissolved and particulate phytoplankton fluorescence for remote sensing, plume tracking, and pollution applications. The multi-channel UV laser-induced fluorescence sensor MUVLIFS will ultimately be integrated and deployed on an autonomous underwater vehicle AUV to enhance strategic and oceanographic applications.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Lasers and Masers