Remote and in-situ seawater bio-optical description during the XVIII oceanographic expedition

R. Fantoni, L. Fiorani, S. Loreti, A. Palucci, L. Lazzara, I. Nardello

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Abstract

During the XVIII oceanographic expedition of the Italian Antarctic Research Program, the bio-optical properties of seawater have been characterized by in-situ and remote sensors. In particular, the absorption and fluorescence of chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) have been measured by the absorption and attenuation meter WET Labs AC-9-25 and by the ENEA lidar fluorosensor, respectively. The data of those instruments have been used to develop a CDOM bio-optical algorithm for the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS). Such algorithm has been applied to the Ross Sea sector of the Southern Ocean and its results have been compared with the CDOM values obtained by other authors. Moreover, CDOM and chlorophyll-a maps have been released in order to reveal the relationships in the spatio-temporal dynamics of these two biomass indicators.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)754 - 758
Number of pages5
JournalOptoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Rapid Communications
Volume4
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2010
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Fantoni, R., Fiorani, L., Loreti, S., Palucci, A., Lazzara, L., & Nardello, I. (2010). Remote and in-situ seawater bio-optical description during the XVIII oceanographic expedition. Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Rapid Communications, 4(5), 754 - 758.