26 October 1994 Influences of microbial particles on oceanic optics
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Proceedings Volume 2258, Ocean Optics XII; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.190062
Event: Ocean Optics XII, 1994, Bergen, Norway
Inherent and apparent optical properties as measured in case 1 waters often deviate in seemingly random ways from values predicted by bio-optical models that parameterize the microbial composition of the water in terms of the chlorophyll concentration alone. We believe that this `random' variability in optical properties can be explained in terms of variability in the detailed microbial composition of the water, and we outline a research program for testing this hypothesis. Our approach combines laboratory experiments on monospecific microbial cultures, Mie scattering calculations, and radiative transfer numerical modeling. This approach also provides a unique means for improving bio-optical models and for developing new optical methods or algorithms for the study of biological processes in the upper ocean. We present here a few examples from preliminary results of this work. These examples show selected measures of the underwater light field for a hypothetical ocean that consists of pure water, viruses, heterotrophic bacteria, cyanobacteria, and small diatoms as optically significant components.
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Curtis D. Mobley, Curtis D. Mobley, Dariusz Stramski, Dariusz Stramski, } "Influences of microbial particles on oceanic optics", Proc. SPIE 2258, Ocean Optics XII, (26 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190062; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.190062

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