mgr Kamila Haule (Rudz)
CONSULTATIONS - office C117
academic year 2014/2015
Tuesdays 8:00 - 9:00
Thursdays 8:00 - 9:00
|Modelling the influence of oil-in-water emulsions on the upwelling light field in the Baltic Sea|
The purpose of the study is to estimate the influence and to develop a model describing the impact of various oil products, entering the marine environment in the form of emulsion, on the optical
properties of surface layer of seawater, with sepcial accounts to their influence on the upwelling light field (i.e. water-leaving radiance) being used in remote sensing, including satellite remote
sensing.Although oil emulsions become a commonly appearing component of coastal seawater, their effect on modification of the light field is often overlooked or considered insufficiently.
Significant amount of oil enters the seas with river inflows containing industrial and agricultural runoff. It also comes in as a result of daily shipping activities and crude oil exploitation and
transportation. Pollution from this sources is usually found in the form of oil droplets dispersed in seawater (oil-in-water emulsion). Its presence can considerably modify optical properties of
seawater surface layer, especially in the most exposed regions, like coastal zones, estuaries, marine transportation routes and oil fields. Oil droplets become additional light absorbents and
scatterers influencing the process of radiative transfer in seawater.