Accession Number : ADP002746

Title :   In Situ Characterization of Seawater Using a Computerized Suite of Optical Instruments,

Corporate Author : SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Honey,R. C. ; Moore,C. A.

Report Date : AUG 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A suite of instruments is described that measure the parameters required as sea truth for a shipborne lidar system. Novel optical configurations are used with digital electronics to efficiently measure beam transmission, backscattering, beam-spread function, and diffuse spectral attenuation. All sensors are linked to a single desktop computer for data collection and analysis in near-real-time at sea. The instrumentation is described, and representative data are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Sea water, *Remote detectors, *Data acquisition, *Optical radar, Backscattering, Radiation attenuation, Digital systems, Optical instruments, Transmittance, Diffusion, Shipboard, Electronics, Minicomputers, Spectra

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE