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In situ measurements of optical scattering from the water-ice interface of sea ice
Author(s): Jacob R. Longacre; Mark A. Landry
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Paper Abstract

An apparatus has been developed to measure the optical scattering of laser light from the water-ice interface of sea ice. To avoid changes that occur in the optical characteristics of inhomogeneous natural sea ice when removed from its environment, this apparatus operates in situ. Testing with this apparatus was conducted on shore-fast ice at Resolute Bay in Canada. We investigated the capabilities of this apparatus to measure in situ scattering profiles from the underside of the ice (the water-ice interface) as a function of detector angle. Testing was conducted on ice containing biological material in the bottom layer and on ice cleared of 0.5 cm of this bottom layer. Results were compared to characterize the optical effects of the biological material layer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2258, Ocean Optics XII, (26 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190048
Show Author Affiliations
Jacob R. Longacre, Naval Undersea Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Mark A. Landry, Naval Undersea Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2258:
Ocean Optics XII
Jules S. Jaffe, Editor(s)

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