Chlorophyll specific absorption at blue absorption peak

Range 0.02 to 0.1 m^2/mg chlorophyll
Organism Phytoplankton
Reference D'Sa EJ, Miller RL, Del Castillo C. Bio-optical properties and ocean color algorithms for coastal waters influenced by the Mississippi River during a cold front. Appl Opt. 2006 Oct 1 45(28):7410-28. p.7419 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID16983431
Method A vertical profiling bio-optical package comprising a CTD (SBE 49, Sea-bird Electronics) and a suite of optical instruments enabled simultaneous measurements of water column optical (absorption, scattering, backscattering, Chl fluorescence) and physical (temperature, salinity) variables.
Comments Chl-specific phytoplankton absorption coefficient spectra aph* of surface seawater samples [Fig. 9(c)] in the study area were observed to vary both spatially and temporally with variations in the blue and red absorption peaks of 0.02–0.1 and 0.02–0.09 m^2/mg Chl, respectively.
Entered by Uri M
ID 107399