Schedule

Meals:

  • 7:30 Breakfast
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 18:00 Dinner

Class starts at 8:00 except on Saturday 15th (starts at 10:00). Most mornings will start with a student synthesis of data, findings, and questions from previous day’s lab (schedule is flexible).

Week 1: Introductions and IOPs

AMPM
Mon 10Welcome to the DMC (EB) ppt
Logistics and overview (Tim, Linda)
History of the class, logistics and overview of the course (CR, EB)
Lecture 1 (CM) ppt
What the Ocean Optics Class is All About
Lecture 2 (CR) pdf
Overview of Light in Water
Lecture 3 (CR) pdf
Absorption physics and absorbing materials
Lab 1 (EB+All) pdf
Playing with light
Tue 11Lecture 4 (IC) pdf
Phytoplankton – pigments, photo-adaptation, and taxonomy
Lecture 5 (CR, EB) pdf
Measuring Absorption
Lab 2 (CR, EB, IC)
pdf - ressources
Absorption by dissolved material (ac-9 / ac-s and spectrophotometer)
Beer’s Law in a tank (environmental samples in ac-meters + specs)
Wed 12Lab Report
CDOM lab synthesis and summary
Lecture 6 (CR) pdf
Introduction to Scattering
Lab 3 (CR, EB, IC) pdf
Absorption by particulate material (ac-9 / ac-s and spectrophotometer)
collecting chlorophyll samples (environmental + culture)
Thu 13Lab Report
Particulate absorption lab synthesis and summary
Lecture 7 (CM) pdf
The VSF and Models for Scattering
Lecture 8 (EB) pdf
Beam attenuation
Lab 3b (CR, EB, IC) pdf
Absorption by particulate material (ac-9 / ac-s and spectrophotometer)
collecting chlorophyll samples (environmental + culture)

Fri 14Lab Report
Attenuation and scattering synthesis and summary
Lecture 9 (IC) pdf
POC and other BGC parameters for which optics provide a proxy
Lab 3c (CR, EB, IC)pdf
Absorption by particulate material (spectrophotometer)
collecting chlorophyll samples (environmental + culture)
Lab 4 (CR, EB, IC) pdf
Scattering by particulate material (b and bb)
collecting & processing samples for SPM/POC (environmental + culture)
How to make alu foil packages for POC and other ?

FlowCam demonstration
Sat 15Class starts at 10 am
Synthesis of first week: critique process of learning, Q&A on any topic; tie up loose ends.
Finish chlorophyll analyses from Friday lab
Lab Report Scattering lab synthesis
17:30 Bar-B-Que

Week 2: Radiometric Quantities, AOPs & Hydrolight

AMPM
Mon 17Lab Report
Scattering lab synthesis
Lecture 10 (CM) pdf
Introduction to Light and Radiometry
Lecture 11 (KV) pdf
Radiometric Quantities and Their Measurement
Lab 5 (KV, EB) pdf
Radiometric measurements: in-water and above-water
Lecture 12 (CM) pdf
Introduction to AOPs
Tue 18Lab Report
Radiometry lab synthesis and summary
Lecture 13 (KV) pdf
Inelastic scattering – Raman, CDOM
Lecture 14 (CR) pdf
Fluorescence by phytoplankton pigments
Lab 6a (CR) pdf
Fluorescence of CDOM and chlorophyll
Lab 6b
Raman Scattering
Lab 6c
NPQ experiment – how Fchl changes with exposure of cells to light.
Lecture 15 (KV) pdf
Basics of polarization
Wed 19Lab Report
Fluorescence lab synthesis and summary
Lecture 16 (CM) pdf
The Radiative Transfer Equation
Lecture 17 (KV) pdf
Cal/Val and MOBY
HydroLight Overview pdf
HydroLight Lab 1 (CM) pdf
Introduction to HydroLight and Guided Simulations (simple simulations)
Thu 20Lab Report
Report from HydroLight Lab 1
Brief report on topics selected for Student Projects – individual or small group project
Lecture 18 (CM) pdf
Introduction to Remote Sensing
Lecture 19 (CM) pdf
Closure
HydroLight Lab 2 (CM) pdf
Guided Simulations (advanced simulations)
Fri 21Lab Report
Report from HydroLight Lab 2
Lecture 20 (CM) pdf
Rrs inversion methods A: Statistical Methods
Lecture 21 (CR) pdf
Rrs inversion methods B: Semi-analytical Models to obtain IOPs
Lab 9 (CR) pdf codes
Semi-analytical Rrs inversion lab

Week 3: Field Measurements, SeaDAS and Models

AMPM
Mon 24Lecture 22 (JW) pdf
Ocean color satellite remote sensing; basic atmospheric corrections
Guest Lecture 23 (H. Dierssen) pdf
Shallow water optics and other complex issues associated with Ocean Color
Prep for cruise
19:30 Guest Lecture 23 bis (H. Dierssen)
Careers in Optics
Tue 25Group A: Field sampling on the R/V Ira C (EB, KV, CR)
Group B: SeaDAS in the lab (JW and/or SB)
pre-lab data
lecture lab
SeaDAS ppt
Lab 10 Analysis of Tuesday cruise data
Work on student projects
Wed 26Group B: Field sampling on the R/V Ira C (EB, KV, CR)
Group A: SeaDAS in lab (JW and/or SB)
pre-lab data
lecture lab
SeaDAS ppt
Lab 10 Analysis of Wednesday cruise data
Work on student projects
Thu 27Cruise report
Preliminary reports on analysis of radiometry and IOPs from cruise
Lecture 24 (JW) pdf
In situ data for satellite QA/QC, Cal/Val
Guest Lecture 25 (Barney Balch)
Optical properties of PIC and their impact on ocean color
Lab 11
Group B: Analysis of cruise radiometry (KV, JW)
Group A: Analysis of cruise IOPs (EB, CR)
Fri 28Lecture 26 (EB) pdf
PSD calculus
Lecture 27 (CR)
PFT and PSD measurements
Lecture 28 (JW) pdf
PFT and PSD inversions from Rrs
Lab 12 (EB) pdf
Arduino board lab
Lab 13 (all)
Continued data analysis of cruise radiometry and IOPs Exploration of optical phenomena

Lobster dinner
Leave at 16:40 and carpool to lobster wharf

Week 4: Synthesis

AMPM
Mon 31Cruise report
Updates on analysis of radiometry and IOPs
Lecture 29 (EB) pdf
Uncertainty analysis and propagation of errors
Lecture 30 (EB) pdf
Optical properties of individual particles
Mie theory and its limitations
Lab 14 (EB) pdf codes
Mie theory calculations
Lab 15
Instrumental closure using cruise data
Tue 1Cruise report
Field data and closure
Lecture 31 (CM) pdf
Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation
Lab 16 (NH) pdf codes
Monte Carlo Lab
Lab 17a
Continuing to work on data/projects
Wed 2Lecture 32 (EB) pdf
Marketing for young scientists
Lab 17b
Data processing, projects, submission to SeaBASS, portfolios (videos,
etc.)
Thu 3Lecture 33 (CM) pdf
Basic Concepts of Visibility and Lidar Remote Sensing
Lecture 34 (EB, CR) pdf ressources
Ethics in Science. Case Studies in Ethics
Guest Lecture (Paul Hill) < a href="http://misclab.umeoce.maine.edu/OceanOpticsClass2017/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Lec35_StudySedimentDynamicsPaulHill.pdf">pdf
Using optics to study sediment dynamics
Lab 17c
Data processing, projects, submission to SeaBASS, portfolios (videos,
etc.), etc.
Fri 4Student Presentations of Projects. Review of Class

Download Syllabus

Instructors:

  • Emmanuel Boss (EB) – UMaine
  • Ivona Cetinic (IC) – NASA Goddard
  • Curtis Mobley (CM) – Sequoia Scientific
  • Collin Roesler (CR) – Bowdoin College
  • Kenneth Voss (KV) – U. Miami
  • Jeremy Werdell (JW) – NASA Goddard

TA:

  • Nils Haëntjens (NH) – UMaine
  • Alison Chase (AC) – UMaine
  • Jordan Snyder (JS) – UMaine

Help from:

  • Sean Bailey (SB) – NASA Goddard
  • John Hedley (JH) – Numerical Optics Ltd.
  • Jim Loftin (JL) – UMaine