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Complex system for optical monitoring of coastal marine water areas: concept and methods
Author(s): Viktor V. Fadeev; Michael Kompitsas; Rainer Reuter
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Paper Abstract

The concept of a system for continuous express monitoring of coastal sea water areas is presented. According to the suggested concept, the monitoring system should consist, in general, of three parts, in which the key role should belong to laser devices: (1) shore-based lidar that performs continuous monitoring of water surface and sub-surface layer of water (and, possibly, of atmosphere) in the selected water area; (2) patrol boat equipped with submerged portable devices, including laser spectrometer with submerged optical fiber probe; (3) coastal laboratory equipped with devices for detailed (but express enough) analysis of water samples, specially chosen by the results of remote laser sensing and submerged device data. Some features of remote sensing by means of shore-based lidar are considered. The main feature is sliding incidence of laser beam to water surface. The coastal sea waters have much more complex and variable composition than open sea water. The possibilities of different versions of laser fluorimetry in diagnostics of organic compounds in coastal sea waters are analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3821, Environmental Sensing and Applications, (16 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.364199
Show Author Affiliations
Viktor V. Fadeev, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Michael Kompitsas, Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute/National Hellenic Research Foundation (Greece)
Rainer Reuter, Carl von Ossietzky Univ. Oldenburg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3821:
Environmental Sensing and Applications
Michel R. Carleer; Moira Hilton; Torsten Lamp; Rainer Reuter; George M. Russwurm; Klaus Schaefer; Konradin Weber; Klaus C. H. Weitkamp; Jean-Pierre Wolf; Ljuba Woppowa, Editor(s)

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