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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1249–1261

Parameterization of light absorption by components of seawater in optically complex coastal waters of the Crimea Peninsula (Black Sea)

Egor V. Dmitriev, Georges Khomenko, Malik Chami, Anton A. Sokolov, Tatyana Y. Churilova, and Gennady K. Korotaev  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 7, pp. 1249-1261 (2009)

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The absorption of sunlight by oceanic constituents significantly contributes to the spectral distribution of the water-leaving radiance. Here it is shown that current parameterizations of absorption coefficients do not apply to the optically complex waters of the Crimea Peninsula. Based on in situ measurements, parameterizations of phytoplankton, nonalgal, and total particulate absorption coefficients are proposed. Their performance is evaluated using a log–log regression combined with a low-pass filter and the nonlinear least-square method. Statistical significance of the estimated parameters is verified using the bootstrap method. The parameterizations are relevant for chlorophyll a concentrations ranging from 0.45 up to 2 mg / m 3 .

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OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(010.1030) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Absorption

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: August 13, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 2009
Published: February 23, 2009

Egor V. Dmitriev, Georges Khomenko, Malik Chami, Anton A. Sokolov, Tatyana Y. Churilova, and Gennady K. Korotaev, "Parameterization of light absorption by components of seawater in optically complex coastal waters of the Crimea Peninsula (Black Sea)," Appl. Opt. 48, 1249-1261 (2009)

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