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. Inthe 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 geophysicalprocesses. 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 radiativetransfer 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. Inthe last three decades, remote sensing capabil...

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

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ISBN - 10:0195068432

ISBN - 13:9780195068436

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1. H.R. Gordon: Modeling and Simulating Radiative Transfer in the Ocean2. 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 Function3. J.R.V. Zaneveld: Optical Closure: From Theory to Measurement4. M. Kishino: Interrelationships between Light and Phytoplankton in the Sea5. A. Morel: Optics from the Single Cell to the Mesoscale6. M.J. Perry: Measurements of Phytoplankton Absorption Other than Per Unit of Chlorophyll A7. N.K. Hojerslev: A History of Early Optical Oceanographic Instrument Design in Scandinavia8. 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 Measurements10. J. Marra: Capabilities and Merits of Long-Term Bio-Optical Moorings11. G.W. Kattawar: Polarization of Light in the Ocean12. R.C. Smith, B.R. Marshall: Raman Scattering and Optical Properties of Pure Water13. K.L. Carder, D.K. Costello: Optical Effects of Large ParticlesReferences

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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 ofradiative 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 isclearly 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 allthen, a fine collection of papers, and a recommended read ... for the ocean optics community ..."--Ocean Challenge