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Front. Phys. | doi: 10.3389/fphy.2018.00132

A method for measuring the optical parameters of deep-sea water

  • 1National Centre of Scientific Research Demokritos, Greece

The accurate knowledge of the optical properties of deep-sea water is of great importance for the neutrino event reconstruction process in underwater cosmic neutrino telescopes. In this study we present a method to measure the parameters describing the absorption and scattering characteristics of deep-sea water. The device, specifically developed and deployed for measuring the aforementioned parameters, is described. The experimental measurements are presented and the obtained results are discussed.

Keywords: neutrino, Underwater telescope, Undersea Cherenkov detectors, Sea water properties, Absorption and transmission of light

Received: 22 Aug 2018; Accepted: 30 Oct 2018.

Edited by:

Theocharis S. Kosmas, University of Ioannina, Greece

Reviewed by:

Ilias Savvidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Tatsushi Shima, Osaka University, Japan  

Copyright: © 2018 Stavropoulos, Balasi, Lenis, Maniatis and Maragos. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Dr. Georgios Stavropoulos, National Centre of Scientific Research Demokritos, Athens, Greece, George.Stavropoulos@cern.ch