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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2011
  • pp: 6409–6423

Extracting mineral effects on ultraviolet penetration and its effects in coastal and inland waters: a Monte Carlo study

William E. Mulberry and Robert H. Stavn  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 35, pp. 6409-6423 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.006409


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Abstract

A factor significantly affecting the ultraviolet (UV) radiation’s interactions with the aquatic environ ment is the concentration of suspended sediment. We utilize data on UV penetration, absorption, and scattering in Lake Biwa, Japan, reported by Belzile et al. [Limnol. Oceanogr. 47, 95 (2002)], to drive Monte Carlo simulations of UV penetration. We generated Monte Carlo models (2 billion photons per simulation) of four stations reported by Belzile et al.: two low sediment stations and two high sediment stations. New modes are proposed for analyzing UV penetration and dosage factors for aquatic organisms in sediment dominated aquatic environments.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media
(260.7190) Physical optics : Ultraviolet
(290.2558) Scattering : Forward scattering
(010.4458) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic scattering
(010.1030) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Absorption
(010.5620) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Radiative transfer

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 22, 2011
Published: December 2, 2011

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Vol. 7, Iss. 2 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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William E. Mulberry and Robert H. Stavn, "Extracting mineral effects on ultraviolet penetration and its effects in coastal and inland waters: a Monte Carlo study," Appl. Opt. 50, 6409-6423 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-35-6409

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