CDOM-DOC relationship in contrasted coastal waters: implication for DOC retrieval from ocean color remote sensing observation.

Type Article
Date 2015-01
Language English
Author(s) Vantrepotte Vincent1, 2, Danhiez Francois-Pierre1, Loisel Hubert1, 3, 4, Ouillon SylvainORCID3, 4, Meriaux Xavier1, Cauvin Arnaud1, Dessailly David1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Littoral Cote dOpale, Lab Oceanol & Geosci, F-62930 Wimereux, France.
2 : CNRS Guyane, USR 3456, F-97300 Cayenne, France.
3 : Univ Toulouse, UPS OMP, UMR LEGOS 5566, Inst Rech Dev, F-31400 Toulouse, France.
4 : Vietnam Acad Sci & Technol, Space Technol Inst, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Source Optics Express (1094-4087) (Optical Soc Amer), 2015-01 , Vol. 23 , N. 1 , P. 33-54
DOI 10.1364/OE.23.000033
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Increasing our knowledge on dissolved organic carbon (DOC) spatio-temporal distribution in the coastal ocean represents a crucial challenge for better understanding the role of these ecosystems in the global oceanic carbon cycle. The assessment of DOC concentration from the absorption properties of the colored part of the dissolved organic matter (a(cdom)) was investigated from an extensive data set covering a variety of coastal environments. Our results confirmed that variation in the acdom(412) to DOC ratio (a*(cdom)(412)) can be depicted from the CDOM spectral slope in the UV domain (S275-295). They also evidenced that regional first order variation in both a*(cdom)(412) and S275-295 are highly correlated to variation in acdom(412). From these observations, generalized relationships for estimating a*(cdom)(412) from S275-295 or a(cdom)(412) were parameterized from our development sites (N = 158; English Channel, French Guiana, Hai Phong Bay) and tested against an independent data set covering others coastal regions (N = 223; French Polynesia, Rhone River estuary, Gulf of Maine, Chesapeake Bay, Southern Middle Atlantic Bight) demonstrating the possibility to derive DOC estimates from in situ CDOM optical properties with an average accuracy of similar to 16% over very contrasted coastal environments (with DOC ranging from 50 to 250 mu mol.L-1). The applicability of these generalized approaches was evaluated in the context of ocean color remote sensing observation emphasizing the limits of S275-295-based formulations and the potential for a(cdom)-based approaches to represent a compelling alternative for assessing synoptic DOC distribution. (C) 2015 Optical Society of America

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Vantrepotte Vincent, Danhiez Francois-Pierre, Loisel Hubert, Ouillon Sylvain, Meriaux Xavier, Cauvin Arnaud, Dessailly David (2015). CDOM-DOC relationship in contrasted coastal waters: implication for DOC retrieval from ocean color remote sensing observation. Optics Express, 23(1), 33-54. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :