Boss, E. Oregon State University, boss@ocean.washington.edu
Twardowski, M. Oregon State University, mtwardo@oce.orst.edu
Barnard, A. Oregon State University, abarnard@oce.orst.edu
Pegau, W. Oregon State University, spegau@oce.orst.edu

 
CONSERVATIVE AND NON-CONSERVATIVE BEHAVIOR OF OPTICAL PROPERTIES IN AN INLET
 
High-frequency hydrographic, spectral absorption, attenuation and fluorescence profiles were obtained from two platforms, a mooring and a ship, at East Sound, WA, as part of the Thin-Layer experiment. The spectral absorption and fluorescence of the total and dissolved components were measured so that the contribution by particulate matter could be computed. The spatial scales governing the distribution hydrographic and bio-optical properties are computed in order to elucidate the degree of coherence between them. We then examine the respective contribution of these scales to the observed optical variability. The temporal variability in optical parameters on isopycnals is calculated in order to provide the rates of processes affecting their distribution. The results are interpreted and contrasted with processes that are known to contribute and control the distribution of physical, biological, and optical variability.
 
Day: Tuesday, Feb. 2
Time: Poster
Location: Sweeney Center
 
Code: SS05TU1317S