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WET labs ac-9: field calibration protocol, deployment techniques, data processing, and design improvements
Author(s): Casey C. Moore; Elizabeth J. Bruce; W. Scott Pegau; Alan D. Weidemann
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Paper Abstract

The WET Labs ac-9 has been used by scientists world wide to collect absorption and attenuation measurements for over three years. The ac-9 provides measurements of the in-situ spectral signatures of particulate and dissolved material using a dual source nine wavelength filter wheel transmitter with reflective tube absorption optics and a conventional transmissometer configuration. Since the ac-9 was introduced, much effort has been expended in establishing workable protocols for instrument calibration, deployment and data processing. In addition, considerable effort has been placed in design improvements, enhancing reliability, stability and ease of use. From these efforts a protocol document was produced which provides detailed instructions for operation, deployment and data processing and an overview of the instrument evolution since its original introduction as a product. An overview of the protocol document is presented in order to familiarize the reader with critical issues associated with meter usage and proper handling of data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2963, Ocean Optics XIII, (6 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266391
Show Author Affiliations
Casey C. Moore, WET Labs. Inc. (United States)
Elizabeth J. Bruce, WET Labs. Inc. (United States)
W. Scott Pegau, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
Alan D. Weidemann, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2963:
Ocean Optics XIII
Steven G. Ackleson; Robert J. Frouin, Editor(s)

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