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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 17468–17483

Retrieving quantum yield of sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence near surface from hyperspectral in-situ measurement in productive water

J. Zhou, A. Gilerson, I. Ioannou, S. Hlaing, J. Schalles, B. Gross, F. Moshary, and S. Ahmed  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 17468-17483 (2008)

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Magnitude and quantum yield (η) of sun induced chlorophyll fluorescence are determined in widely varying productive waters with chlorophyll concentrations from 2–200 mg/m3. Fluorescence was estimated using linear fitting of in-situ measured surface reflectance with elastic and inelastic reflectance spectra. Elastic reflectance spectra were obtained from Hydrolight simulations with measured absorption and attenuation spectra as inputs. η is then computed based on a depth integrated fluorescence model and compared with Hydrolight calculation results. Despite the large variability of coastal environments examined the η values are found to vary over a relatively narrow range 0.1%–1% with mean values of 0.33%±0.17%.

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OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and oceanic optics

Original Manuscript: July 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 29, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2008
Published: October 15, 2008

J. Zhou, A. Gilerson, I. Ioannou, S. Hlaing, J. Schalles, B. Gross, F. Moshary, and S. Ahmed, "Retrieving quantum yield of sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence near surface from hyperspectral in-situ measurement in productive water," Opt. Express 16, 17468-17483 (2008)

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