IS008:
Lidar-based estimation of the surface and vertical ocean physical, optical and bigeochemical properties


Session ID#: 27748

Session Description:
Active remote sensing of global ocean physical, optical and biogeochemical properties presents an unprecedented new opportunity for overcoming some of the major limitations of passive remote sensing that have challenged the community for decades. Undoubtedly, passive ocean color observations have revolutionized our understanding of global plankton ecosystems and have many advantages: multiple wavelength bands, good spatial resolution (300-1000 meters) and on high repetitive cycles (~2 days). However, passive measurements are sensitive to only the very near surface layer, provide no information on vertical structure, suffer sampling limitations due to clouds and absorbing aerosols, provide no measurements at high latitudes during several months of the year, and provide no information on day-night changes in plankton properties. Lidar remote sensing can address some of these challenges and would provide an exceptional complement to passive observations. This session welcomes: examples of current and new active technologies (in-situ, ship-based, airborne, and satellite); applications of lidar techniques to retrieve ocean surface properties and profiles of physical, optical, and biogeochemical parameters; or active applications with synergies to passive remote sensors and/or in-situ measurements from ships or Bio-Argo profilers.
Primary Chair:  Cedric Jamet, Laboratoire d'Oceanologie et de Geosciences, Universite du Littoral-Côte d'Opale, Wimereux, France
Co-chairs:  Chris A Hostetler, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States and James H Churnside, NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Index Terms:

4264 Ocean optics [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4271 Physical and chemical properties of seawater [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4275 Remote sensing and electromagnetic processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4294 Instruments and techniques [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • CD - Coastal Dynamics
  • HE - High Latitude Environments
  • OO - Ocean Obervatories
    *Use IS: Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies*
  • PO - Physical Oceanography: Other

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

James H Churnside, NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States and Richard Marchbanks, CIRES/CU NOAA, Boulder, CO, United States
Michael Behrenfeld1, Yongxiang Hu2, Robert T O'Malley3, Emmanuel Boss4, Chris A Hostetler2, David Siegel5, Jorge L Sarmiento6, Jennifer Schulien1, Johnathan W Hair7, Xiaomei Lu2, Sharon D Rodier8 and Amy Jo Scarino2, (1)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (3)Oregon State University, Botany and Plant Pathology, Corvallis, OR, United States, (4)University of Maine, School of Marine Science, Orono, ME, United States, (5)University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (6)Princeton University, Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences, Princeton, NJ, United States, (7)NASA Langley, Hampton, VA, United States, (8)LARC NASA, Hampton, VA, United States
Brian Collister, Old Dominion University, Ocean, Earth, & Atmospheic Sciences, Norfolk, VA, United States, Richard Carl Zimmerman, Old Dominion University, Ocean, Earth, & Atmospheric Science, Norfolk, VA, United States, Charles I Sukenik, Old Dominion University, Physics, Norfolk, VA, United States and Victoria J Hill, Old Dominion Univ, Ocean, Earth, & Atmospheric Science, Norfolk, VA, United States
Darek Bogucki, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, United States
Peng Chen1, Delu Pan2 and Zhihua Mao2, (1)Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, Hangzhou, China, (2)Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, China
Jennifer Schulien1, Peter Gaube2, Johnathan W Hair3, Chris A Hostetler4, Michael Twardowski5, Amy Jo Scarino4 and Michael Behrenfeld1, (1)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington, Air-Sea Interaction and Remote Sensing, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)NASA Langley, Hampton, VA, United States, (4)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (5)Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Ft. Pierce, FL, United States
Andrea de Lima Ribeiro1, Christopher Artlett1,2 and Helen Pask1, (1)Macquarie University, Physics and Astronomy, Sydney, Australia, (2)Defence, Science and Technology Group, Australia
Cedric Jamet, Laboratoire d'Oceanologie et de Geosciences, Universite du Littoral-Côte d'Opale, Wimereux, France, Emmanuel Boss, University of Maine, School of Marine Science, Orono, ME, United States and J Ronald V Zaneveld, WET Labs Inc, Philomath, OR, United States
Amy Jo Scarino1, Johnathan W Hair2, Chris A Hostetler2, Carolyn F Butler1, David B Harper2, Anthony L Cook2, Timothy Berkoff2, Joseph Lee2, Richard J Hare2, Taylor J Shingler1, Yongxiang Hu2, Michael Behrenfeld3, Jennifer Schulien3, Toby Westberry3, Emmanuel Boss4, David Siegel5, Norman Nelson5, James Allen5, Ivona Cetinic6, Michael Twardowski7, Wayne H Slade8 and Peter Gaube9, (1)Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (3)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (4)University of Maine, School of Marine Science, Orono, ME, United States, (5)University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (6)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (7)Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Ft. Pierce, FL, United States, (8)Sequoia Scientific, Inc., Bellevue, WA, United States, (9)Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington, Air-Sea Interaction and Remote Sensing, Seattle, WA, United States
Ping Yang1, Patrick Stegmann2, Bingqiang Sun3, Jiachen Ding2, Ron Li4, Xiaodong Zhang5 and Yongxiang Hu6, (1)Texas A&M University College Station, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, College Station, TX, United States, (2)Texas A & M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, (3)Texas A&M University College Station, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College Station, TX, United States, (4)Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States, (5)University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, United States, (6)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States
Johnathan W Hair1, Chris A Hostetler1, Michael Behrenfeld2, Amy Jo Scarino1, Cairns Brian3, Snorre Stamnes1, Jacek Chowdhary4, Yongxiang Hu1, David B Harper1, Anthony L Cook1, Joseph Lee1, Richard J Hare1 and Timothy Berkoff1, (1)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States, (4)Columbia University in the City of New York, New York, NY, United States