Remote sensing of bubble clouds in sea water

Citation:
Flatau, PJ, Flatau M, Zaneveld JRV, Mobley CD.  2000.  Remote sensing of bubble clouds in sea water. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. 126:2511-2523.

Date Published:

Jul

Keywords:

absorption, ambient, bubble clouds, matter, ocean, optical-properties, populations, quiescent seas, radiative transfer, reflectance, remote-sensing reflectance, scattering, waves

Abstract:

We report on the influence of submerged bubble clouds on the remote-sensing properties of water. We show that the optical effect of bubbles on radiative transfer and on the estimate of the ocean colour is significant. We present a global map of the volume fraction of air in water derived from daily wind speed data. This map. together with the parametrization of the microphysical properties, shows the possible significance of bubble clouds on the albedo to incoming solar energy.

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DOI:

10.1256/smsqj.56807