Accession Number : ADA627656


Title :   CoBOP Coral Reefs: Optical Closure of a Coral Reef Submarine Light Field


Corporate Author : BIGELOW LAB FOR OCEAN SCIENCES WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR ME


Personal Author(s) : Yentsch, Charles S ; Phinney, David A


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA627656


Report Date : 30 Sep 2001


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : The foundation of our long-term goal concerns the application of biological optics to the interpretation of what causes change in the color of the ocean, with specific reference to the interaction between oceanographic processes and the time and space distributions of suspended and submerged biota. The backbone of this goal is knowledge of optical closure, i.e. understanding the important factors which attenuate and reflect light from the water column and benthos.


Descriptors :   *CORAL REEFS , COLORS , OCEANS , OPTICAL PROPERTIES , OPTICS


Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE