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

A principal thrust of my current research is the use of measured optical properties (absorption, scattering and attenuation) in-situ and inverted from Ocean Color remote sensing 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. These properties are then used to increase our understanding of the transformation of materials within the ocean

Areas of Interest
In alphabetical order: biological-physical interactions, geophysical fluid dynamics, 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.

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

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

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