Development of a laser-based sea-ice chlorophyll sensor

  • Brierley, Andrew Stuart (PI)

Project: Standard

Project Details


We sought to develop a laser-based instrument to determine coverage of algae on the underside of sea ice. The long-term hope was this would lead to development of an instrument that could be deployed on submersible vehicles sent beneath sea ice to map algal coverage. We made measurements at 3 laser wavelengths of a range of algal concentrations on sea ice that we created.

Key findings

We demonstrated significant correlations between laser light reflectance and ice-algal concentration. This paves the way for future instrument development.
AcronymDevelopment of a laser based sea-ice
Effective start/end date1/04/1030/06/11


  • NERC: £68,177.11


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