Ocean Optics Instrumentation Systems

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FUNCTION: Provides instrumentation suites for a wide variety of measurements to characterize the ocean[HTML_REMOVED]s optical environment. These packages have been developed to measure optical characteristics from the bioluminescent potential of the depths to the radiometric properties of the sea surface.DESCRIPTION: The ocean surface photic region is of prime interest to the Navy and NASA as it relates to ocean color from satellite and biological application in numerical modeling. Recently, small, lightweight packages have been developed for use in near-shore coastal waters. NRL also maintains capabilities for open-ocean measurements, airborne remote sensing, and airborne expendable optical systems.INSTRUMENTATION: Measurements of the inherent optical properties of attenuation, absorption, and scattering are routinely performed in the field, in addition to the measurement of the apparent radiometric quantities of radiance and irradiance. Instruments include WETLabs AC9 (9 wavelength attenuance and absorption meters); WETLabs ECOVSF and VABAM (angular dependent scattering); Satlantic SPMR (SeaWiFS wavelength radiance and irradiance profiles); Satlantic HTSRB and K-Chain (near-surface hyperspectral nearsurface light field); HYDEX (bioluminescence potential); WETLabs SAFire (multiple wavelength); SeaTech CHL a fluorometers; ASD radiometers (surface-leaving radiance and reflectance). The integration of these instruments into oceanographic measurement packages and data acquisition systems is an ongoing process at NRL[HTML_REMOVED]s Ocean Optics facility.

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