IOCCG Summer Lecture Series 2012

2 – 14 July 2012 - Villefranche-sur-Mer

The International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) organized the first IOCCG Summer Lecture Series dedicated to high level training in the fundamentals of ocean optics, bio‐optics and ocean colour remote sensing. This was a 2‐week intensive course that took place from July 2nd – 14th at the Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV), Villefranche‐sur‐mer, France. A total of 13 renowned lecturers were invited to teach at the course and 17 students from 13 different countries took part in the course. More than 100 students had applied to participate in the course and the 17 remaining applicants were primarily chosen with respect to their motivation and on the basis of their academic background. The majority of them were PhD students and post‐Docs, and some were starting their careers as young researchers. The participants came from a broad range of backgrounds, but all were familiar with at least some domains of ocean colour science and had a solid understanding of ocean colour remote sensing.

In Situ Measurements (1)

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Lecture 1. In situ Measurements (1). Saturday, 0900‐1030 h.
Starting from a base in the radiative transfer equation, the fundamental measurement of the underwater radiance field will be introduced. Historical observations will be traced through two recent developments. These measurements will be used to introduce (or reintroduce) various integrated radiometric quantities: the planar and scalar irradiances, the average cosines, and reflectances. Variations in the radiance distribution along a path (say in the vertical) brings together consideration of the fundamental inherent optical properties, the absorption coefficient and volume scattering function, as well as the beam and diffuse attenuation coefficients and scattering coefficients over various solid angles.
Modern methods for the independent measurement of these quantities will be presented and discussed. Attempts at optical closure field experiments will be presented.


Ocean Optics Web Book.

Speaker(s) : Marlon R. Lewis, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Public : All
Date : Saturday 7 july 2012
Place : Villefranche-sur-Mer