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Optical properties of ocean waters in the vicinity of the Chatham Rise, South Pacific Ocean

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Apparent optical properties of the water at 21 ocean stations in the South Pacific, east of New Zealand in the vicinity of the Chatham Rise, have been studied. Spectral irradiance attenuation and reflectance, and PAR irradiance attenuation, were measured in Sub-tropical and Sub-antarctic water masses, in the Sub-tropical Convergence zone between them, and in coastal waters. The waters studied are considered to be predominantly Jerlov optical types II and III. Anomalous features at wavelengths above 590 nm in the spectra of reflectance and of the vertical attenuation coefficient for upward irradiance were attributed predominantly to Raman emission with a contribution from chlorophyll fluorescence at longer wavelengths.

UOW Authors


  •   Schwarz, Anne-Maree (external author)

Publication Date


  • 1998

Citation


  • Kirk, J. T. O., Davies-Colley, R. J., Shooter, D., & Schwarz, A. M. (1998). Optical properties of ocean waters in the vicinity of the Chatham Rise, South Pacific Ocean. Marine and Freshwater Research, 49(1), 1-6. doi:10.1071/mf97072

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0031976145

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 6

Volume


  • 49

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • Apparent optical properties of the water at 21 ocean stations in the South Pacific, east of New Zealand in the vicinity of the Chatham Rise, have been studied. Spectral irradiance attenuation and reflectance, and PAR irradiance attenuation, were measured in Sub-tropical and Sub-antarctic water masses, in the Sub-tropical Convergence zone between them, and in coastal waters. The waters studied are considered to be predominantly Jerlov optical types II and III. Anomalous features at wavelengths above 590 nm in the spectra of reflectance and of the vertical attenuation coefficient for upward irradiance were attributed predominantly to Raman emission with a contribution from chlorophyll fluorescence at longer wavelengths.

UOW Authors


  •   Schwarz, Anne-Maree (external author)

Publication Date


  • 1998

Citation


  • Kirk, J. T. O., Davies-Colley, R. J., Shooter, D., & Schwarz, A. M. (1998). Optical properties of ocean waters in the vicinity of the Chatham Rise, South Pacific Ocean. Marine and Freshwater Research, 49(1), 1-6. doi:10.1071/mf97072

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0031976145

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 6

Volume


  • 49

Issue


  • 1