Coastal Mixing and Optics Program

Project Description
The Coastal Mixing and Optics Program is an oceanography program to
study the mixing of ocean water on the continental shelf, and the
effect of the mixing on the transmission of light through the
water. An experiment was carried out in 1996-97 at a location in the
Mid-Atlantic Bight, 80 miles southeast of Montauk Point, Long Island,
and 60 miles south of Martha's Vinyard.
There were two "Primer" programs which were closely related to the CMO
Program and involved ocean acoustics on the shelf. These acoustics
programs were the Synthetic Aperture Sonar Volume Coherence primer,
and the Sound Propagation from the Continental Slope to the
Continental Shelf primer.
All of these programs are sponsored by the Office of Naval Research.
The following institutions are involved in the program: Johns Hopkins
University Applied Physics Lab, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
University of California Santa Barbara, Oregon State University,
University of Washington Applied Physics Lab, Bedford Institute of
Oceanography, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Texas A&M University,
University of Connecticut, and Dalhousie University.
For more information, see the CMO website at University of Washington
Applied Physics Laboratory:
[This project summary was derived from the CMO website at the
University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory.]