Ocean Optics

Hardcover | June 1, 1995

byRochard W. Spinrad, Kendall L. Carder, Mary Jane Perry

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Since the publication of Jerlov's classic volume on optical oceanography in 1968, the ability to predict or model the submarine light field, given measurements of the inherent optical properties of the ocean, has improved to the point that model fields are very close to measured fields. In the last three decades, remote sensing capabilities have fostered powerful models that can be inverted to estimate the inherent optical properties closely related to substances important for understanding global biological productivity, environmental quality, and most nearshore geophysical processes. This volume presents an eclectic blend of information on the theories, experiments, and instrumentation that now characterize the ways in which optical oceanography is studied. Through the course of this interdisciplinary work, the reader is led from the physical concepts of radiative transfer to the experimental techniques used in the lab and at sea, to process-oriented discussions of the biochemical mechanisms responsible for oceanic optical variability. The text will be of interest to researchers and students in physical and biological oceanography, biology, geophysics, limnology, atmospheric optics, and remote sensing of ocean and global climate change.

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Since the publication of Jerlov's classic volume on optical oceanography in 1968, the ability to predict or model the submarine light field, given measurements of the inherent optical properties of the ocean, has improved to the point that model fields are very close to measured fields. In the last three decades, remote sensing capab...

Rochard W. Spinrad is at Office of Naval Research. Kendall L. Carder is at University of South Florida.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.49 × 6.06 × 0.94 inPublished:June 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195068432

ISBN - 13:9780195068436

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Table of Contents

1. H.R. Gordon: Modeling and Simulating Radiative Transfer in the Ocean 2. J.T.O. Kirk: The Relationship Between the Inherent and the Apparent Optical Properties of Surface Waters and their Dependence on the Shape of the Volume Scattering Function 3. J.R.V. Zaneveld: Optical Closure: From Theory to Measurement 4. M. Kishino: Interrelationships between Light and Phytoplankton in the Sea 5. A. Morel: Optics from the Single Cell to the Mesoscale 6. M.J. Perry: Measurements of Phytoplankton Absorption Other than Per Unit of Chlorophyll A 7. N.K. Hojerslev: A History of Early Optical Oceanographic Instrument Design in Scandinavia 8. C.S. Yentsch: Why is the Measurement of Fluorescence Important to the Study of Oceanography? 9. D.A. Kiefer: Light Absorption, Fluorescence, and Photosynthesis: Skeletonema Costatum and Field Measurements 10. J. Marra: Capabilities and Merits of Long-Term Bio-Optical Moorings 11. G.W. Kattawar: Polarization of Light in the Ocean 12. R.C. Smith, B.R. Marshall: Raman Scattering and Optical Properties of Pure Water 13. K.L. Carder, D.K. Costello: Optical Effects of Large Particles References

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"In parallel with the rapid development of remote sensing of the oceans from satellites and aircraft, optical oceanography is becoming, arbuably, the fastest growing branch of marine science. The excellent Ocean Optics focusses on one aspect of this study--the strongly interactive nature of radiative transfer in the water, dissolved material and suspended particulates of the sea. This most welcome publciation is a collection of 13 papers written by some of the best known names in marine optics, but beware--this is not an introductory text; some prior knowledge of marine optics is clearly assumed and the mathematical content of several chapters--such as Kattawar's 'Polarization of light in the ocean', Smith and Marshall's 'Raman scattering and optical properties of pure water', and Gordon's 'Modelling and simulating radiative transfer in the ocean'--is not trivial! ... In all then, a fine collection of papers, and a recommended read ... for the ocean optics community ..."--Ocean Challenge