The lab owns and operates in situ optical sensing instrument – the Optical Turbulence Sensor (OTS).
In addition to measure in situ energy and temperature dissipation rates, OTS data can be used to obtain:
- Inherent Optical Properties (IOP)
- Volume Scattering Function
- Scattering coefficient
- Particle size via computer holographic inversion. OTS- can be used to obtain holographic images of sampled water column and they can be numerically inverted to obtain particle size distribution.