Kaylan (Kate) Randolph

Ph.D., University of Connecticut (Oceanography)
M.S., Indiana University, Bloomington (Geographic Information Science)
B.S., Indiana University, Bloomington (Environmental Management)

I study the optical properties of the ocean with the goal of quantitatively relating ocean color to ocean biogeochemistry. My dissertation research is specifically focused on measuring naturally occurring bubbles plumes (size distribution and concentration) optically, using a suite of instruments which measure light scattering at many angles at high frequency, and quantifying the bubble contribution to ocean reflectance. Part of this research includes coupling optical measurements with meteorological and wave field parameters to investigate the mechanisms underlying the introduction and evolution of naturally occurring, wind-wave induced bubbles populations.

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