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Remote sensing of the sea by tunable multichannel lidar
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Field measurements of the spatial distribution of phytoplankton by tunable lidar on board a research vessel are reported. The possibility of applying laser remote sensing to the diagnostics of hydrophysical processes in the upper layers of the sea is discussed. Twelve tracks in different directions were sensed. Marked periodical structures were observed when the vessel was moving at small angles in the direction of a swell. The frequencies of periodic structures correlated with the angle between the vessel's motion and swell directions. When this angle was increased, the frequency increased proportionally. At a right angle, the periodic structures disappeared. The results do not contradict the hypothesis of the influence of internal waves on the spatial distribution of phytoplankton.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 1992
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1714, Lidar for Remote Sensing, (17 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138516
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Sergey M. Babichenko, Institute of Ecology and Marine Research (Estonia)
Juri Lapimaa, Institute of Ecology and Marine Research (Estonia)
Larissa Porovkina, Institute of Ecology and Marine Research (Estonia)
Alexander E. Dudelzak, MPB Technologies, Inc. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1714:
Lidar for Remote Sensing
Richard J. Becherer; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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