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Instrumented remotely operated vehicle for measuring inherent and apparent optical properties of the ocean
Author(s): Robert A. Maffione; David R. Dana; Jeffrey M. Voss; Glenn S. Frysinger
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Paper Abstract

A deeper understanding of radiative transfer in the ocean will require accurate measurements of inherent optical properties (IOPs) and apparent optical properties (AOPs) simultaneously or near simultaneously in the same water. Toward this goal, we have instrumented a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) with state-of-the-art instruments that measure the beam attenuation, volume absorption, backscattering coefficients, vector and scalar irradiances, temperature, salinity, and undisturbed particle-size distributions and concentrations. The ROV and its instruments are described and data are presented from deployments at Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho; Tongue-of-the-Ocean, Bahamas; and Monterey Bay, California.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 1993
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2048, Underwater Light Measurements, (10 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165498
Show Author Affiliations
Robert A. Maffione, SRI International (United States)
David R. Dana, SRI International (United States)
Jeffrey M. Voss, SRI International (United States)
Glenn S. Frysinger, SRI International (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2048:
Underwater Light Measurements
Hans-Christian Eilertsen, Editor(s)

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