Spectral Irradiance Sensor V14

Spectral irradiance sensors characterize the total amount of radiation (energy) present at each frequency or bandwidth in the spectrum separately. These measurements depend on the natural illumination conditions of sunlight and measure apparent optical properties. These measurements also are used as proxy measurements of important biogeochemical variables in the ocean.

In VISIONS '14, Spectral Irradiance sensors are planned for placement on the shallow profilers at Axial Base (SF01A), Slope Base (SF01A), and at the Endurance Array Offshore site (SF01B).