An integrated submersible fluorometer/nephelometer/transmissometer: Design and testing at sea

David McKee, Alex Cunningham, Ken Jones

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Abstract

This paper describes a new submersible instrument which makes simultaneous measurements of chlorophyll fluorescence, beam attenuation and wide-angle scattering using a single xenon flashlamp as the light source. Cross-calibration against single-parameter commercial instruments shows satisfactory linear correlations, comparable resolution and enhanced dynamic range. The instrument package includes microprocessor control of data acquisition and a rechargeable battery pack. It is capable of acquiring high-resolution vertical profiles when deployed from a ship, or bio-optical time series from moorings. Results are presented here from initial deployments in inshore waters and in a deck tank at sea. Copyright (C) 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-39
Number of pages5
JournalOPT LASER TECHNOL
Volume29
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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Keywords

  • Optics
  • WATERS
  • Physics, Applied

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