Accession Number : ADA260642

Title :   Proceedings of Ocean Optics XI, SPIE International Society for Optical Engineering held in San Diego, California on July 20 -22, 1992. Volume 1750.

Descriptive Note : Proceedings rept.,

Corporate Author : SPIE-THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR OPTICAL ENGINEERING BELLINGHAM WA

Personal Author(s) : Gilbert, Gary D.

Report Date : 22 JUL 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 558

Abstract : This conference, Ocean Optics XI, continues the study of processes that affect light in the sea. Progress since then in remote sensing from satellites and aircraft, and in lasers, computers, and solid state imaging, has greatly expanded our interest in the basic mechanisms of light propagation in the ocean, in the coastal regions, and even into the frozen polar zones. We have become aware of transpectral scattering complications to the already complex absorbing and multiple-scattering domain that has always confronted photographers, engineers, and oceanographers when they move underwater. All these topics and more are addressed by the papers at this conference. However, there is much work yet to be done, as we still can't predict visibility at an arbitrary place and time in the sea. The optics of the sea is still more complicated than our understanding of it, but we have come a long way in twenty-six years. Topics included holography, light scattering, marine biology, fluorescence, optical radar, sea ice optics, bubble dynamics, and underwater imaging.

Descriptors :   *HOLOGRAPHY, *SEA ICE, *ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE REFLECTIONS, *LIGHT SCATTERING, *UNDERWATER LIGHT, *OPTICAL IMAGES, *MARINE BIOLOGY, *OPTICAL PROPERTIES, *OPTICAL RADAR, ARRAYS, DETECTORS, DIFFRACTION, HOLOGRAMS, MEASUREMENT, MODELS, OCEANS, OPTICS, PARTICLE SIZE, SCATTERING, TONGUE OF THE OCEAN, TRANSFER FUNCTIONS, TWO DIMENSIONAL, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, BIOLUMINESCENCE, OCEANOGRAPHY, SYMPOSIA, REMOTE DETECTION, ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROPAGATION, COASTAL REGIONS, FLUORESCENCE, ABSORPTION, FIBER OPTICS, MEASURING INSTRUMENTS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Optics
      Biological Oceanography
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Holography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE