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An Underwater Transmissometer For Ocean Survey Work
Author(s): T. J. Petzold; R. W. Austin
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Paper Abstract

A transmissometer developed at the Visibility Laboratory, University of California at San Diego is described. This instrument is capable of being operated by nontechnical persons with little instruction. No compromise has been made in the precision of measurement to obtain the design objectives which include ease of operation, low maintenance and reliability. The optical system, Which has a cylindrically limited beam rather than a collimated source of light, is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1968
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0012, Underwater Photo-Optical Instrumentation Applications II, (1 August 1968); doi: 10.1117/12.946741
Show Author Affiliations
T. J. Petzold, University of California (United States)
R. W. Austin, University of California (United States)


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

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