Vol. 8, issue 12, article # 9

Pelevin V.N., Rostovtseva V.V. Estimation of chlorophyll concentration in sea water from measurements of spectral index of vertical light extinction. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1995. V. 8. No. 12. P. 989.
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The technique has been proposed for calculating the concentration of main constituents of impurities contained in the sea water, which does not require a priori information about the sea water type. It is shown that when variations of main parameters of sea water absorption model and of input parameters are no more than 10%, the error in estimation of the chlorophyll concentration will be no more than 20–25%. The results obtained using this technique have been compared with the direct measurements of chlorophyll concentration.