Accession Number : ADA139815

Title :   Water Optics of the Mississippi Sounds.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Arnone,R A

PDF Url : ADA139815

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : From analyses of optical and suspended sediment properties in the Mississippi Sound, inherent relationships for exceptional turbid coastal waters are established. The optical parameters of secchi depth, Nepholometric Turbidity Units (NTU), and spectral upwelling and downwelling diffuse attenuation coefficients are correlated with themselves and with the size distribution of suspended sediments. From these relationships, estimates of other scattering and absorption water optical properties are established. Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS) and Landsat satellite data coincident with the experimental data were analyzed to access the spatial, temporal, and quantitative optical properties with the sound and surrounding shelf waters. Problems with atmospheric correction techniques in turbid coastal waters precluded obtaining quantitative optic measurements. Relationships between the spectral satellite radiance values and optical properties are established.

Descriptors :   *Suspended sediments, Mexico Gulf, Sounds(Waterways), Optical properties, Turbidity, Aerial photography, Artificial satellites, Remote detectors, Colors

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE