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Measurements of spectral transmission and backscattering of light in first year sea ice, Tent Island, McMurdo Sound
Entry ID: K132_1985_1987_NZ_1

Abstract: In situ measurements of the the spectral transmission and backscattering of light was conducted on first year ice to characterise the optical properties of sea ice. The average scattering length and attenuation length was determined for 13 wavelength bands in the wave length range between 400nm to 1100nm. A weakly divergent monochromatic light source was placed on the surface of the ice and the ... View entire text
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  N: -77.67   S: -77.67   E: 166.25   W: 166.25

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Start Date: 1985-11-12
Stop Date: 1985-11-26

Start Date: 1986-11-01
Stop Date: 1986-11-19
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Buckley, R.G., Trodahl, H.J. And Langhorne, P.J. 1986. Immediate report to the Ross Dependency Research Committee on Event K132 (85/86), Optical properties of sea ice. Physics and Engineering Laboratory Report No. 940.
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-23
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