Accession Number : ADA293716

Title :   Investigation of Ocean Bio-Optical Variability Using the Multispectral Airborne Radiometer System (MARS).

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : SAN DIEGO STATE UNIV CA CENTER FOR HYDRO-OPTICS AND REMOTE SENSING

Personal Author(s) : Mueller, James L.

PDF Url : ADA293716

Report Date : 07 JUL 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : An existing multispectral airborne radiometer system (MARS) was upgraded to include measurement of downwelling spectral irradiance, as well as upwelled spectral radiance, from aircraft of opportunity. The MARS was deployed over the North Atlantic Ocean aboard NASA's P-3 aircraft during the JGOFS North Atlantic Bloom experiment in 1989. Atmospheric and surface reflection corrections, and ocean color algorithms were applied to the MARS data to derive transects of chlorophyll a concentration along aircraft trackliness. Results are given along selected flightliness. (AN)

Descriptors :   *NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN, *SPECTRORADIOMETERS, *CHLOROPHYLLS, ALGORITHMS, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, OPTICAL DETECTION, OCEAN SURFACE, COMPARISON, AIRBORNE, REFLECTION, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, OPTICAL ANALYSIS, RADIANCE, COLORS, REMOTE DETECTORS, MARINE BIOLOGY, CALIBRATION, MIXED LAYER(MARINE), RADIOMETRY, MULTISPECTRAL, FRONTS(OCEANOGRAPHY), UPWELLING.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Optics
      Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE