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Marine bioluminescence estimation algorithms for in-situ irradiance measurements
Author(s): Norman J. McCormick; R. Sanchez; Hwa Chong Yi
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Paper Abstract

Two simple algorithms are examined for estimating the volumetric generation rate of a bioluminescent light field in the upper ocean from measurements of the irradiance and scalar irradiance at two depths beneath the surface of seawater. Both algorithms require that in situ irradiance and scalar irradiance measurements be made and that the absorption coefficient be known. Radiative transfer calculations have been done to numerically test the sensitivity of the algorithms, and the one based on the principle of photon conservation is shown to work well when searching for the presence of a source and for estimating the source magnitude.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1302, Ocean Optics X, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21433
Show Author Affiliations
Norman J. McCormick, Univ. of Washington (United States)
R. Sanchez, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Hwa Chong Yi, Univ. of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1302:
Ocean Optics X
Richard W. Spinrad, Editor(s)

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