Bissett, W. Florida Environmental Research Institute, bissett@rsd.nrl.navy.mil
Schofield, O. Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, oscar@ahab.rutgers.edu
Davis, C. O.. Naval Research Laboratory, davis@rsd.nrl.navy.mil

 
COMPARISON OF MEASURED AND PREDICTED OPTICAL PROPERTIES AT LEO-15 DURING THE COASTAL PREDICTIVE SKILL EXPERIMENTS
 
On July 12, 1998 a series of in situ bio-optical measurements were conducted during an AVIRIS overflight of the Mid-Atlantic Bight at the Longterm Ecosystem Observatory, 15 meters below the Surface (LEO-15) off the New Jersey Coast. These in situ measurements were part of the Coastal Predictive Skill experiments and included continuously sampled transects of filtered and unfiltered absorption and attenuation (Wetlabs AC-9), spectral fluorescence (Wetlabs SAFIRE), downwelling irradiance and upwelling radiance (Biospherical PRR-600 and Satlantic TBS-OCR), as well as discrete station samples of total suspended matter and HPLC pigments. The focus of the bio-optical measurements were to determine the event scale effects of upwelling on water column inherent and apparent optical properties, and the concomitant water leaving radiance. Here, we discuss and compare the results to published algorithms that predict water column optical properties from remote sensing reflectance, as well as models of water-leaving radiance derived from in situ inherent and apparent optical properties.
 
Day: Thursday, Feb. 4
Time: Poster
Location: Sweeney Center
 
Code: SS12TH0824S