Measurements include :
- Mixed layer strength and depth
- Air-sea gas transfer
- Wake detection
- Pollutant dispersal
- Turbulence measurements
- Polarized water leaving radiance allows separating the remotely measured IOP into contribution of biogenic and highly refractive particles in coastal waters.
- Potential for more accurate remote retrieval of distribution of optically active marine components: phytoplankton, minerals, and dissolved matter.
- Measurements needed to validate polarimetric lidar data.