By R. N. Gibson, R. J. A. Atkinson, J. D. M. Gordon

Reflecting elevated curiosity within the box and its relevance in worldwide environmental matters, Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual assessment, quantity forty five presents authoritative reports that summarize result of contemporary study in easy components of marine learn, exploring subject matters of designated and topical value whereas including to new components as they come up. This quantity, a part of a sequence that regards the all marine sciences as an entire unit, positive factors contributions from specialists serious about organic, chemical, geological, and actual facets of marine technology. those positive factors in addition to the inclusion of a whole colour insert and an intensive reference record, make the textual content a necessary reference for researchers and scholars in all fields of marine technological know-how.

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1999. Biovolume calculation for pelagic and benthic microalgae. Journal of Phycology 35, 403–424. R. 1963. Light scattering and extinction by irregular particles larger than the wavelength. In Electromagnetic Scattering, M. ). New York: Macmillan, 87–100. J. M. 2003. Laboratory studies of scattering matrices for randomly oriented particles: potentials, problems, and perspectives. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 79–80, 741–755. , Gibson, G. & Hostetler, C. 2003. Discriminating between spherical and nonspherical scatterers with lidar using circular polarization: a theoretical study.

The turbidity of suspensions of irregular quartz particles. Journal of Aerosol Science 5, 81–90. fm Page 36 Thursday, May 10, 2007 8:38 PM WILHELMINA R. G. J. 2000. Polarized light scattering in the marine environment. I. Mishchenko et al. (eds). San Diego, California: Academic Press, 525–554. Quirantes, A. & Bernard, S. 2004. Light scattering by marine algae: two-layer spherical and nonspherical models. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 89, 311–321. Quirantes, A. & Bernard, S.

Several studies provide evidence that aquatic particles in general, and nonspherical particles in particular, are not optically equivalent to spheres. Kadyshevich (1977), Voss & Fry (1984) and Volten et al. (1998) measured the VSF and polarised scattering characteristics of oceanic samples and phytoplankton cultures, respectively, and found that the polarisation characteristics of scattering are not consistent with spherical particles. Hodkinson (1963), Proctor & Barker (1974) and Proctor & Harris (1974) have found that the attenuation efficiency factor (Qc ) as a function of size of sorted nonspherical particles did not exhibit the oscillatory behaviour seen for monodispersed spheres and, similar to spheres, attained an asymptotic value for large particles.

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