Accession Number : ADD016102

Title :   Bioluminescence Bathyphotometer.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 8 Jul 92, patented 23 Nov 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ferer, Kenneth M ; Case, James F ; Widder, Edith A ; Bernstein, Steven A ; Lowenstine, Mark

Report Date : 23 Nov 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A high intake, defined excitation, vertical Profiling survey bioluminescence bathyphotometer system designed to measure, from a statistically significant sample with a calibrated hydromechanical stimulus, (1) the bioluminescence of phytoplankton and zooplankton organisms in the oceanic water column to depths of 400 meters in absolute units of photons per second per volume (intensity) or photons per volume (total flux), (2) the concentration of bioluminescent population in flashes per volume, (3) the average light intensity per bioluminescent event, and (4) population flash dynamics.

Descriptors :   *BIOLUMINESCENCE, *PATENTS, *PHOTOMETERS, DEPTH, EXCITATION, FLASHES, INTENSITY, LIGHT, PHOTONS, PHYTOPLANKTON, POPULATION, SURVEYS, VOLUME, WATER, ZOOPLANKTON

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Biochemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE