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Upwelling Irradiance Distribution Across Frontal Zones And Implications To Ocean Processes
Author(s): Robert A Arnone; Denis A Wiesenburg
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Paper Abstract

Continuous measurements of spectral upwelling irradiance were made across strong frontal regions in the Western Mediterranean Sea using a surface towed instrument system. Frontal zones in the region can be observed from changes in temperature, salinity, and transmis-sivity. The remote sensing reflectance and the ratio of 441 to 550 nanometer upwelling radiance are shown to discriminate between different water masses across these frontal zones. Surface optical properties are related to the physical processes in the upper water column and are representative of the vertical physical structure. In situ measurements of the spectral upwelling irradiance can improve our interpretation of data from ocean color satellite systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0925, Ocean Optics IX, (12 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945716
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Robert A Arnone, Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity (United States)
Denis A Wiesenburg, Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0925:
Ocean Optics IX
Marvin A. Blizard, Editor(s)

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