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Although in recent years considerable progress has been achieved in the field of optical models in support of the environmental or biogeochemistry studies using remote sensors, a general consensus on the most effective methodology for measuring particulate absorption has not been reached. In view of the importance of the topic, the NASA SeaWiFS workshop addressed methodological issues. Measurement protocols adopted by various laboratories were compared and different methodologies were assessed and analysed from the point of view of accuracy, ease of use and practicality, providing recommendations for improving the measurements. Brief reviews of some of the methodological issues for measuring light absorption by aquatic particles are given indicating possible means of improvement.

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Authors: TASSAN S, JRC Ispra (IT);MITCHELL B G, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla (US);STRAMSKI D, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla (US);BRICAUD A, CNRS, Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie Marines, Villefranche-sur-Mer (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: IGARSS'97, Singapore (SG), August 3-8, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40565 ORA
Record Number: 199711375 / Last updated on: 1997-10-23
Original language: en
Available languages: en