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Diver-Operable Multiwavelength Radiometer
Author(s): Charles R. Booth; Phillip Dustan
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Paper Abstract

Existing commercially available components have been utilized to construct a rapid-scanning spectroradiometer designed primarily for the measurement of underwater spectral irradiance. Irradiance levels are measured at eleven selected wavelengths and the data recorded on a printing electronic calculator. Electronic circuit operation and a method of integrating an inexpensive continuous memory programmable printing calculator as the data acquisition and reduction system will be outlined. The instrument is completely self-contained and may be operated by a diver or triggered by an internal timer. The instrument has been extensively used in marine environments, ranging from a tropical Caribbean coral reef to the Antarctic Ocean, and has proven to be a stable and reliable field instrument. The major advantage of this instrument lies in its small size and rapid easy operation which allow spectral irradiance measurements not feasible before due to the size and complexity of pre-existing spectroradiometers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 1979
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0196, Measurements of Optical Radiations, (15 November 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957954
Show Author Affiliations
Charles R. Booth, University of California at San Diego (United States)
Phillip Dustan, University of California at San Diego (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0196:
Measurements of Optical Radiations
Harold P. Field; Edward F. Zalewski; Frederic M. Zweibaum, Editor(s)

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