IMIS | Flanders Marine Institute
 

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

IMIS

Publications | Institutes | Persons | Datasets | Projects | Maps
[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Printer-friendly version

Uncertainties associated to measurements of inherent optical properties in natural waters
Leymarie, E.; Doxaran, D.; Babin, M. (2010). Uncertainties associated to measurements of inherent optical properties in natural waters. Applied Optics (2004) 49(28): 5415-5436. hdl.handle.net/10.1364/AO.49.005415
In: Applied Optics (2004). Optical Society of America: Washington, DC. ISSN 1559-128X, more
Peer reviewed article  

Available in Authors 

Keyword
    Marine

Project Top | Authors 
  • BELCOLOUR-2 : Optical remote sensing of marine, coastal and inland waters, more

Authors  Top 
  • Leymarie, E.
  • Doxaran, D.
  • Babin, M.

Abstract
    Monte Carlo simulations are used to explain and quantify the errors in inherent optical properties (IOPs) (absorption and attenuation coefficients) measured using the WET Labs AC-9 submarine spectrophotometer, and to assess correction algorithms. Simulated samples with a wide range of IOPs encountered in natural waters are examined. The relative errors on the measured absorption coefficient are in general lower than 25%, but reach up to 100% in highly scattering waters. Relative errors on attenuation and scattering coefficients are more stable, with an underestimation mainly driven by the volume scattering function. The errors in attenuation and scattering spectral shapes are small.

All data in IMIS is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Authors