Special Issue "Outstanding Topics in Ocean Optics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2018).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: ocean optics; radiative transfer in the ocean; particle optics; ocean optical properties; light fields within and leaving the ocean; optics of air–sea interface; optical remote sensing of marine environments; optical-biological interactions in the ocean; ocean carbon stocks and dynamics; coastal oceanography; monitoring and observational work in the marine environment; optical methods in oceanography; development of optical instrumentation
Interests: ocean color remote sensing; bio-optical algorithms; marine optics; radiative transfer in the ocean; polarisation; ocean carbon cycle and biogeochemistry; dynamics of marine particles
In the era of satellite observations of the Earth's environment, the applications of optical remote sensing of the oceans have been reshaping the research landscape towards a better understanding of the roles of ocean biogeochemistry and ecosystems in the Earth's system science. In recent decades, the oceanographic literature has seen a surge of papers utilizing the concepts of ocean optics, which has been catalyzed and related to satellite observations of ocean color. In parallel, over the years, the scientific community's interest and resources available to pursue some outstanding and potentially impactful basic and applied-oriented topics in ocean optics which are "out-of-ordinary" and not necessarily related to the ocean color science, appear to have been diminishing considerably. The goal of this Special Issue is to draw together a series of papers across a wide range of topics in the field of ocean optics, which share a common denominator of frontier research topics that are unique, uncommon, or outstanding in the literature. This special issue is intended to inspire and motivate researchers around the globe to address different types of studies using state-of-the-art science and methodologies, which may lead to new discoveries in ocean optics and further enhancement of optical applications in oceanography.
Prof. Dr. Dariusz Stramski
Prof. Dr. Hubert Loisel
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Topics for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- advances in radiative transfer and inverse optical modeling
- air-sea interface optics
- extreme marine light environments
- sea ice optics
- pure water optics
- optics of marine life
- interactions of light and matter in the ocean
- polarization of light in the ocean
- novel or enabling optical technologies in oceanography