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Optical systems for applications in ocean color remote sensing and interdisciplinary study
Author(s): Wenxi Cao; Yuezhong Yang; Tianchun Ke; Tingfang Wu; Cai Li; Guixing Lu; Chaoying Guo
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Paper Abstract

A shipboard ocean optical profiling system (SOOPS) has been developed to meet the needs of ocean color remote sensing. This system is an integrated one that provide measurements of optical properies of seawater. Specifications of SOOPS are described. Shading errors are modeled by Monte Carlo simulation, the field experimental data and some optical properties derived from these data are described and analyzed. Also presented in this paper is an optical buoy system underdeveloped, which can provide time series observations of both inherent optical properties and apparent optical properties of sea water. This system consistents of two buoys, master buoy and slave bouy. Several optical instruments are mouted on the buoys or on the mooring cable of the buoys to provide optical measurements at depths up to 70m. Self shading of the buoy has been simulated via Monte Carlo method. Effective anti-biofouling techniques are used for protecting biofouling on the optical window. Bluetooth radio is used for the communication between the master buoy and the slave buoy. An Inmarsat satellite telemetry system is used to transmit data daily. These optical systems are useful for both verification of ocean color satellite data and understanding the time changes of physical, biological and optical parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4892, Ocean Remote Sensing and Applications, (8 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.467247
Show Author Affiliations
Wenxi Cao, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (China)
Yuezhong Yang, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (China)
Tianchun Ke, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (China)
Tingfang Wu, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (China)
Cai Li, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (China)
Guixing Lu, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (China)
Chaoying Guo, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4892:
Ocean Remote Sensing and Applications
Robert J. Frouin; Yeli Yuan; Hiroshi Kawamura, Editor(s)

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