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Autofluorescence and Raman scattering in the marine underwater environment
Author(s): Charles S. Yentsch; David Allen Phinney
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Paper Abstract

The predictive effects of Raman scattering on the inherent optical characteristics of aquatic water masses raises questions concerning our ability to estimate how light energy is budgeted. Using values for the optical cross-section of water and biogenic substances, we estimate the relative contribution of fluorescence from the microbiological component and Raman scattering to the underwater radiance field. We conclude that in oligotrophic conditions, the contribution by fluorescence or Raman scatter is equal , while in eutrophic waters fluorescence overwhelms Raman scattering.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1302, Ocean Optics X, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21454
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Charles S. Yentsch, Bigelow Lab. for Ocean Sciences and Boston Univ. (United States)
David Allen Phinney, Bigelow Lab. for Ocean Sciences and Boston Univ. (United States)


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

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