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Shedding light on the sea: André Morel's legacy to optical oceanography
Antoine, D.; Babin, M.; Berthon, J.-F.; Bricaud, A.; Gentili, B.; Loisel, H.; Maritorena, S.; Stramski, D. (2014). Shedding light on the sea: André Morel's legacy to optical oceanography. Ann. Rev. Mar. Sci. 6: 1-21.
In: Annual Review of Marine Science. Annual Reviews: Palo Alto, Calif.. ISSN 1941-1405, more
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Author keywords
    marine optics, bio-optics, ocean color remote sensing, ocean optical properties, primary production

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  • Antoine, D.
  • Babin, M.
  • Berthon, J.-F.
  • Bricaud, A.
  • Gentili, B.
  • Loisel, H.
  • Maritorena, S.
  • Stramski, D.

    André Morel (1933–2012) was a prominent pioneer of modern optical oceanography, enabling significant advances in this field. Through his forward thinking and research over more than 40 years, he made key contributions that this field needed to grow and to reach its current status. This article first summarizes his career and then successively covers different aspects of optical oceanography where he made significant contributions, from fundamental work on optical properties of water and particles to global oceanographic applications using satellite ocean color observations. At the end, we share our views on André's legacy to our research field and scientific community.

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