Satellite Characterization of Bio-Optical and Thermal Variability in the Japan/East Sea
Robert Arnone, firstname.lastname@example.org, 228 688 5268
Richard Gould, email@example.com, 228 688 5587
Ocean Optics Section Code 7333
Naval Research Laboratory
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
The goal is to understand the physical and optical processes occurring in the Japan/East Sea through the use of satellite thermal and ocean color remote sensing. We have created a climatology of the inherent optical properties using SeaWiFS satellite imagery to define how the bio-optical cycle is driven by the physical processes and circulation.
Our objective is to understand the coupling between the physical and bio-optical processing, and their variability. Our research illustrates the seasonal cycles of biological production and degradation and how they are distributed throughout the basin.
In-depth project Summary (PDF, 613K)
Preliminary report of 19 May3 June 1999 cruise (PDF, 22 MB)
Preliminary report of 15 January4 February 2000 cruise (MS Word doc, 5 MB)
Slide presentation of 15 January4 February 2000 cruise (PPT, 5 MB)