Marine Optical Biogeochemistry: The Chemistry of Ocean Color

A special issue of Oceans (ISSN 2673-1924).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020) | Viewed by 793

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Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4A2, Canada
Interests: phytoplankton ecology; bio-optics; satellite ocean colour; climate change; coastal oceanography; ecosystem dynamics
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Dear Colleagues,

Knowledge on light interactions with individual particles, dissolved matter or simply on bulk seawater provides a breadth of information on biogeochemical properties of the ocean. Inherent and apparent optical properties of seawater and its individual marine components are related to their biogeochemical properties—for instance, backscattering coefficients magnitude and spectral signature provide information on particle size distribution and particulate organic carbon concentration and have also been used to derive information on phytoplankton functional groups. This information can help to constrain carbon export/cycle and further understand the biological pump. When scaled up to satellite observations of ocean colour, knowledge on marine optical properties leads to information on biogeochemical cycles at the synoptic scale. In this Special Issue, we invite scientists to submit novel studies on the biogeochemistry of the ocean based on its optical properties, including development of new sensors to infer biogeochemical properties based on light measurements, in situ and laboratory experiments, modelling of the radiative field, as well as applications to satellite ocean colour.

Dr. Emmanuel Devred
Guest Editor

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  • biogeochemistry
  • optical properties
  • remote sensing
  • phytoplankton
  • dissolved organic carbon
  • instrumentation
  • ocean colour

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