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Simulated Laser Fluorosensor Signals From Subsurface Chlorophyll Distributions
Author(s): D. D. Venable; S. Khatun; L. Poole; A. Punjabi
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Paper Abstract

A semianalytic Monte Carlo model has been used to simulate laser fluorosensor signals returned from subsurface distributions of chlorophyll. This study assumes the only constituent of the ocean medium is the common coastal zone dinoflagellate Prorocentrum minimum. The concentration is represented by Gaussian distributions in which the location of the distribution maximum and the standard deviation are variable. Most of the qualitative features observed in the fluorescence signal for total chlorophyll concentrations up to 1.0 μg/liter can be accounted for with a simple analytic solution assuming a rectangular chlorophyll distribution function.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0637, Ocean Optics VIII, (7 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964253
Show Author Affiliations
D. D. Venable, Hampton University (United States)
S. Khatun, Hampton University (United States)
L. Poole, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)
A. Punjabi, Hampton University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0637:
Ocean Optics VIII
Marvin A. Blizard, Editor(s)

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