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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 8 — Apr. 11, 2011
  • pp: 7127–7138

Effective upwelling irradiance depths in turbid waters: a spectral analysis of origins and fate

Ronghua Ma, Guangjia Jiang, Hongtao Duan, Luca Bracchini, and Steven Loiselle  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 8, pp. 7127-7138 (2011)

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The spectral distribution of upwelling and downwelling irradiance were used to estimate the effective upwelling irradiance depth as well as examine the angular distribution of the downwelling radiance. The effective upwelling depth was seen to undergo spectral “shifts” in wavelength maxima in relation to elevated particulate concentrations. Wavelengths of the UVA minimum and mid visible maximum depths were found to be shifted to higher wavelengths (red shifted) at high particulate concentrations, while expected minimums at chlorophyll and phycocyanin absorption peaks and in the NIR were shifted to lower wavelengths (blue shifted). By comparing upwelling and downwelling irradiance profiles, the wavelength limits of the asymptotic angular radiance distribution were found to correspond to the visible spectral domain (390 – 740 nm).

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OCIS Codes
(280.1415) Remote sensing and sensors : Biological sensing and sensors
(010.5620) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Radiative transfer

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: January 25, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 8, 2011
Published: March 30, 2011

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Ronghua Ma, Guangjia Jiang, Hongtao Duan, Luca Bracchini, and Steven Loiselle, "Effective upwelling irradiance depths in turbid waters: a spectral analysis of origins and fate," Opt. Express 19, 7127-7138 (2011)

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