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Bermuda bio-optics project (BBOP)
Author(s): David A. Siegel; Margaret C. O'Brien; Sara A. Garver; Eric A. Brody; Jens C. Sorensen; Anthony F. Michaels; Elizabeth Caporelli; N.B. Nelson
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Paper Abstract

The Bermuda BioOptics Project (BBOP) has been making bi- weekly to monthly profile observations of bio-optical as a component of the US JGOFS Bermuda Atlantic Time Series Study (BATS) since January of 1992. This five year record of apparent and inherent optical observations is, to be the best of our knowledge, the longest quasi-continuous, bio- optical time series made for any oceanic region. The foci for BBOP are to: 1) characterize upper ocean bio-optical property variability; temporally, spatially and spectrally, 2) assess light availability and its utilization, 3) model primary production and other biogeochemical rates using bio- optical quantities and 4) provide the 'optical link' between BATS and satellite ocean color observations. Here, we will introduce BBOP, discuss briefly its sampling, data processing procedures and the availability of the BBOP data set. As an example of its utility, we will illustrate the role and implications of colored dissolved organic materials in the absorption and diffuse attenuation of light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2963, Ocean Optics XIII, (6 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266461
Show Author Affiliations
David A. Siegel, University of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Margaret C. O'Brien, University of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Sara A. Garver, University of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Eric A. Brody, University of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Jens C. Sorensen, University of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Anthony F. Michaels, Bermuda Biological Station for Research (Bermuda)
Elizabeth Caporelli, Bermuda Biological Station for Research (Bermuda)
N.B. Nelson, Bermuda Biological Station for Research (Bermuda)


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

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