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Closure and uncertainty assessment

Closure and uncertainty assessment for ocean color reflectance using measured volume scattering functions and reflective tube absorption coefficients with novel correction for scattering

Understanding how the different components of seawater alter the propagation of incident sunlight through scattering and absorption is essential to using remotely sensed ocean color observations effectively. This is particularly apropos in heterogeneous coastal waters, where the different optically significant components (phytoplankton, detrital material, inorganic minerals, etc.) vary widely in concentration, often independently from one another.

Published in Applied Optics, Jan. 1, 2017. One of the authors is Marlon Lewis, OFI Scientific Director.

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