Sullivan, J. M. URI Graduate School of Oceanography, jsully@gsosun1.gso.uri.edu
Donaghay, P. M. URI Graduate School of Oceanography, donaghay@gsosun1.gso.uri.edu
Dekshenieks, M. M. URI Graduate School of Oceanography, deks@holo.gso.uri.edu

 
EXAMINATION OF THE TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL COHERENCE OF OPTICAL THIN-LAYERS USING AUTONOMOUS PROFILERS
 
Two autonomous winch profilers were deployed as moorings in East Sound, Orcas Is., WA during June 1998. Each profiler measured the hydrography and optical characteristics of the water column using a Seabird SBE25 CTD and WETlabs AC9. An underwater winch on each profiler package was programmed to bottom-up profile the water column every hour during a 2 week deployment period. This new technology yielded long term, continuous data sets which provided a unique view of the temporal and spatial coherence of optical thin-layers and associated hydrographic features. These data will be presented in the context of a larger study which took place in East Sound during this period.
 
Day: Tuesday, Feb. 2
Time: Poster
Location: Sweeney Center
 
Code: SS05TU0740S