Accession Number : ADA299848

Title :   Closure in Optical Oceanography.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Zaneveld, J. R.

PDF Url : ADA299848

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : We are interested in studying the inherent optical properties (lOP) from a theoretical as well as an experimental perspective. Radiative transfer theories linking the apparent optical properties (AOP) to the lOP will be further developed and tested. The lOP form the link between the biogeochemical nature of the suspended and dissolved materials and radiative transfer. This link must be investigated both theoretically and experimentally. The ultimate goal of this program is to be able to predict radiative transfer in the oceans given the biogeochemical nature of the suspended and dissolved materials and their distribution. Real progress in Optical Oceanography requires the ability to verify models in a variety of optical water types. We therefore directed our efforts during this grant towards optical closure. Optical closure is the simultaneous verification of optical relationships and optical instrumentation. The end result will be knowledge of the accuracy with which inherent and apparent optical properties can be measured, and the testing of a number of fundamental optical relationships, including solutions to the equation of radiative transfer and the relationship of particulate properties and inherent optical properties via Mie theory for three-layered particles.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL PROPERTIES, *BIOCHEMISTRY, *RADIATIVE TRANSFER, *MILITARY PUBLICATIONS, *OCEANOGRAPHY, LIGHT SCATTERING, MIE SCATTERING, SUSPENDED SEDIMENTS, OPTICAL ANALYSIS, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, PARTICULATES, GEOCHEMISTRY, INFRARED SPECTRA, PHYTOPLANKTON.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE