publication . Conference object . 2012

Application of coupled ocean-atmospheric RTM SCIATRAN to retrieve chlorophyll and CDOM fluorescence from space: first results

Wolanin, Aleksandra; Dinter, Tilman; Rozanov, V.; Bracher, Astrid;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Aug 2012
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
Colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) is the main abiotic photoreactive constituent in marine waters. It strongly absorbs light in UV and blue region of light spectrum, reducing potentially harmful UV radiation, but also - when abundant - limiting the amount of light available for photosynthesis. DOM is a significant element in the carbon cycle and thus its optical properties have been studied extensively to estimate CDOM concentration and characterize its chemical composition. It has been known for several years that part of the CDOM pool is also fluorescent (FDOM), but only for the last 20 years fluorescence measurements became feasible. Measurements of fluo...
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