Spectral variations of light scattering by marine particles in coastal waters, from the visible to the near infrared

  title={Spectral variations of light scattering by marine particles in coastal waters, from the visible to the near infrared},
  author={David Doxaran and Kevin George Ruddick and David McKee and Bernard Gentili and Dominique Tailliez and Malik Chami and Marcel Babin},
  journal={Limnology and Oceanography},
Field measurements and Mie calculations of the particulate light‐scattering coefficient (bp, in m−1) in the nearinfrared and visible spectral domains are combined to quantify and model the effect of particulate absorption on the bp spectral variations. The case of particles of coastal origin and assumed to follow a Junge‐type size distribution is considered. A simple power‐law function closely reproduces the near‐infrared bp spectral variations, with a spectral slope varying in the range 0.1–1… 

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