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Airborne detection of oceanic turbidity cell structure using depth-resolved laser-induced water Raman backscatterAirborne laser-induced, depth-resolved water Raman backscatter is useful in the detection and mapping of water optical transmission variations. This test, together with other field experiments, has identified the need for additional field experiments to resolve the degree of the contribution to the depth-resolved, Raman-backscattered signal waveform that is due to (1) sea surface height or elevation probability density; (2) off-nadir laser beam angle relative to the mean sea surface; and (3) the Gelbstoff fluorescence background, and the analytical techniques required to remove it. When converted to along-track profiles, the waveforms obtained reveal cells of a decreased Raman backscatter superimposed on an overall trend of monotonically decreasing water column optical transmission.
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Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Hoge, F. E.
(NASA Wallops Flight Center Wallops Island, VA, United States)
Swift, R. N.
(EG&G Washington Analytical Services Center Inc., Pocomoke City, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1983
Publication Information
Publication: Applied Optics
Volume: 22
ISSN: 0003-6935
Subject Category
Instrumentation And Photography
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