Ocean Optics

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This volume covers the significant advances made in the field of optical oceanography over the last decade. It is the most complete description of the subject to date and is written in a format suitable for both researchers and students in oceanography, geophysics, biology, and biochemistry. An eclectic blend of information, the book covers the theories, experiments, and instrumentation that now characterize the ways in which optical oceanography is studied. The most significant element of the text is its interdisciplinary flavour. The reader is led from the physical concepts of radiative transfer, through the experimental techniques used in the lab' and at sea and process-oriented discussions of the biochemical mechanisms responsible for oceanic optical variability.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 160.5 x 233.7 x 26.7mm | 612.54g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • halftones, numerous line figures, tables
  • 0195068432
  • 9780195068436

Table of contents

1. Modelling and simulating radiative transfer in the ocean ; 2. The relationship between the inherent and the apparent optical properties of surface waters and its dependence on the shape of the volume scattering function ; 3. Optical closure: from theory to measurement ; 4. Interrelationships between light and phytoplankton in the sea ; 5. Optics from the single cell to the mesoscale ; 6. Measurements of phytoplankton absorption other than per unit of chlorophyll a ; 7. A history of early optical oceanographic instrument design in Scandinavia ; 8. Why is the measurement of fluorescence important to the study of biological oceanography? ; 9. Light absorption, fluorescence, and photosynthesis: Skeletonema costatum and field measurements ; 10. Capabilities and merits of long-term bio-optical moorings ; 11. Polarization of light in the ocean ; 12. Raman scattering and optical properties of pure water ; 13. Optical effects of large particles ; References
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Review quote

This most welcome publication is a collection of 13 papers written by some of the best known names in marine optics... a fine collection of papers, and a recommended read... Ocean Challenge
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