Polarimetric Measurements


Measurements include :

  • Mixed layer strength and depth
  • Air-sea gas transfer
  • Wake detection
  • Pollutant dispersal
  • Turbulence measurements


Applications :

  • 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.