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Chapter 3

Characteristics of the Underwater Light Field

Photochemical processes are controlled by the characteristics of the underwater light field. These conditions will change over time and space, in relation to the position, concentration and properties of the optically active components in the water column as well as the direction and intensity of the incident solar radiation. This chapter will examine the underwater light field, the spectral properties of those components that influence this field and their estimation using appropriate modelling approaches as well as in situ and remote technologies.

Print publication date: 20 Nov 2015
Copyright year: 2016
Print ISBN: 978-1-78262-043-3
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78262-215-4
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78262-780-7