The University of Maine Maine In-situ Sound & Color Lab
School of Marine Sciences
 
Emmanuel Boss
Emmanuel S. Boss
Professor
458 Aubert Hall
Phone: (207) 581-­4378
Fax: (207) 581-­4388
Email: emmanuel.boss@maine.edu

Abstract
A principal thrust of my current research is the use of measured optical properties (absorption, scattering and attenuation) to obtain the bulk properties of the matter in the ocean (e.g. particulate size distribution, composition). Theoretical studies (Mie and T-matrix methods) are used to investigate dependencies that are tested with data obtained in the field.

To increase the information we can obtain in-situ on particles and their properties, I am currently getting into Ocean Acoustics.

A second major area of research is the inversion of passive remote sensing. Currently inversions are provided without error estimates. I have been working on methods to provide the uncertainties of inverted products as well as novel inversions.

Areas of Interest
In alphabetical order: biological-physical interactions, geophysical fluid dynamics, Lagrangian and Eulerian dynamics and kinematics, marine optics (remote sensing as well as inversion of optical properties to obtain particulate and dissolved properties), mesoscale (fronts, jets, and eddies) dynamics, mixed-layer dynamics, science teaching methodology.

Education
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PhD 1997, Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
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MSc 1991, Oceanography, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
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BSc 1990, Mathematics and Physics with minor in Atmospheric Sciences, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Employment
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Professor, University of Maine, Orono, 2010-Present
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Associate Professor, University of Maine, Orono, 2005-2010
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Assistant Professor, University of Maine, Orono, 2002-2005
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Assistant Professor (Sr. Res.), Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1999-2002
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Research Associate, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1998-1999
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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1998-1998, Postdoc advisor: J. Ron V. Zaneveld
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Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Washington, Seattle, 1997-1997, Postdoc advisor: Mary Jane Perry


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