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Photographic Problems In Oceanography
Author(s): E. C. LaFond
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Paper Abstract

Photography is demonstrated to be an effective tool in oceanographic investigation, especially for the study of water motions, marine biological organisms and sea-floor geological formations. However, the underwater environment presents many unique and difficult technological problems. A number of examples of how new photo-graphic techniques have been successfully used to record oceanographic phenomena are presented. These include studies of the movements of sea-surface slicks, surface waves, internal waves, turbulence, water turbidity, marine organisms, sea-floor relief, and the operation of equipment underwater. Still new photographic tech-niques are needed in these and other ocean-ographic studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1968
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0012, Underwater Photo-Optical Instrumentation Applications II, (1 August 1968); doi: 10.1117/12.946726
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E. C. LaFond, Naval Undersea Warfare Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0012:
Underwater Photo-Optical Instrumentation Applications II
Charles N. DeMund, Editor(s)

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