The University of Maine Maine In-situ Sound & Color Lab
School of Marine Sciences
Alina Gainusa-Bogdan
Alina Gainusa-Bogdan
Graduate Research Assistant

Areas of Interest

I am working on developing in situ instrumentation capable of measuring seawater inherent optical properties (IOPs) from above the water surface, to avoid biofouling and reduce instrument corrosion. I am investigating this possibility using Monte Carlo simulations of light propagation (a stochastic technique - based on the use of random numbers and probability statistics). The theoretical modeling will provide the inversion algorithms used by the new IOP measurement system.

Long-term research interests: Physical Oceanography, Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction, Climate Research, Meteorology


B.Sc. 2008, Geosciences and Astrophysics, Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany


Gainusa Bogdan, Alina and Emmanuel S. Boss, 2011. Evaluation of a compact sensor for backscattering and absorption. Applied Optics, Vol. 50, No. 21, 3758-3772. PDF
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