In situ measurements of inelastic light scattering in Monterey Bay using solar Fraunhofer lines

Ge Yuntao Ge, K. J. Voss, H. R. Gordon

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Abstract

An instrument possessing very high spectral resolution has been developed to directly measure the Fraunhofer line filling in the upwelling and downwelling irradiances as a function of depth. Measurements made in Monterey Bay show line filling similar to that predicted on theoretical grounds when Raman scattering by water itself is assumed to be the only inelastic process; however, the lines are filled more rapidly with depth than predicted. We believe the more rapid filling results from solar-induced fluorescence of dissolved organic matter. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13,227-13,236
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume100
Issue numberC7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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