Wood, P. and Cunningham, Alex (2001) Ship-borne measurements of ocean colour: development of a CCD-based reflectance radiometer and trials on a longitudunal transect of the Atlantic Ocean. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 22 (1). ISSN 0143-1161Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
A ship-borne reflectance radiometer was constructed capable of making sequential downward irradiance (Ed) and upward radiance (L u) measurements from a fixed position over a wavelength range from 350 to 800nm with 4 nm spectral resolution. The radiometer used a cooled CCD array as the sensing element and a bifurcated fibre optic bundle for the optical inputs. It was mounted on a ship's superstructure so that the radiance collector viewed the sea surface at the Brewster angle (53ß to the vertical) through a linear polarizing filter. Comparative measurements were made with the polarizer oriented horizontally and vertically in order to estimate the spectral eOEect of skylight reflected directly from the sea surface on reflectance spectra (L u/Ed) measured in air. Regression algorithms based on waveband ratios were devised to relate the reflectance spectra to surface chlorophyll concentrations and to the diOEuse attenuation coeficient for downwards irradiance at 490nm. The results obtained were well correlated with in situ optical measurements and with chemical analyses of water samples. Ship-borne reflectance data obtained during an Atlantic Meridianal Transect cruise from the UK to the Falklands in September 1997 showed high particle concentrations in the English Channel and high chlorophyll concentrations in the Mauritanian upwelling and the south Atlantic.
|Keywords:||ship-borne measurements, ocean colour, CCD-based reflectance, radiometer, trials, atlantic ocean, nanoscience, Solid state physics. Nanoscience, Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)|
|Subjects:||Science > Physics > Solid state physics. Nanoscience|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||21 Feb 2007|
|Last modified:||18 May 2016 10:01|