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Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library

Light Absorption in Sea Water

Authors: Wozniak, Bogdian, Dera, Jerzy

  • provides a detailed description of light absorption and absorbents in a variety of seawaters
  • based on extensive, contemporary research
  • invaluable to researchers and students in marine sciences and oceanography
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About this book

This book takes a fresh, holistic approach to the problems of light absorption and absorbers in seawaters, discussing the fundamentals of light absorption at various depths in seawaters of different trophicity by absorbers of diverse origin. The authors have drawn their information from a substantial body of contemporary research results published in the subject literature (over 700 references) as well as their own work during the last 30 years. No other book presently available examines the issues of light absorption and absorbers in seawaters in such a manner.

The book is intended primarily for students, engineers and scientists professionally involved with the marine environment; nevertheless, the authors hope that it will also find favor among all who take an interest in the nature of our Earth, especially the seas and oceans.

The components most strongly differentiating the various types of sea/ocean waters from the optical point of view – the water itself, the organic and inorganic substances dissolved in it, and the manifold particles suspended in it – receive comprehensive treatment. The spectral absorption of light by pure water in its various states of matter and by atoms and ions of sea salt is also given ample coverage. The interaction of light with various kinds of organic molecules is analyzed in detail, as are the light absorption spectra of the principal groups of these substances present in the sea in dissolved form. The physical and chemical properties, as well as the optical constants, of organic and inorganic suspended particulate matter (SPM), are discussed in the context of their relationship to the light absorption properties of SPM. Special emphasis is placed on the role of the phytoplankton and the pigments it contains which are particularly strong and important absorbers of visible light in the sea.

The authors are professors of physics with practical experience in the field of marine research going back 35 (BW) and 45 (JD) years. They are also the authors of a large number of research papers and several books, e.g., J. Dera, Marine Physics (Elsevier (The Netherlands) and PWN (Poland)), W. Smekot-Wensierski, B. Wozniak et al. Absorptionseigenschaften des marinen Phytoplanktons [Absorption properties of marine phytoplankton] (GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH, Germany).

About the authors

The authors are both professors at the Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Introduction: Absorption of Sunlight in the Ocean

    Pages 1-10

  • Light Absorption by Water Molecules and Inorganic Substances Dissolved in Sea Water

    Pages 11-81

  • The Interaction of Light with Organic Molecules Present in Sea Water: Physical Principles

    Pages 82-111

  • Light Absorption by Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) in Sea Water

    Pages 112-166

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $249.00
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Softcover $249.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2149-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Light Absorption in Sea Water
Authors
Series Title
Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library
Series Volume
33
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-49560-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-49560-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-30753-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2149-9
Series ISSN
1383-8601
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 452
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