Mobley, C. D.. Sequoia Scientific Inc., mobley@sequoiasci.com
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INTENSIVELY LEARNING OPTICAL OCEANOGRAPHY: HYDROLIGHT IN THE CLASSROOM
 
The HYDROLIGHT radiative transfer numerical model http://www.sequoiasci.com/hydrolight.html) is a widely used model for computing underwater radiance distributions and the associated quantities of interest to oceanographers. Previous versions of HYDROLIGHT ran only on UNIX workstations, and use of the model required moderate proficiency in UNIX and FORTRAN. Version 4.0, which was beta tested by students at the Friday Harbor Optical Oceanography course, also runs on personal computers with Windows 95/NT operating systems. More importantly, version 4.0 includes a graphical user interface, automatic file manipulation, simplified input of users' data, and analysis of selected output with Excel spreadsheets. These features greatly reduce the computer knowledge required to run HYDROLIGHT and make it suitable for use as a student learning aid, as well as a tool for scientific research.
 
Day: Thursday, Feb. 4
Time: Poster
Location: Sweeney Center
 
Code: SS53TH1665S