I study physics (such as light and sound propagation and hydrodynamics) for its own sake as well
as to understand how it affects biological organisms and sediments. I have been instrumental in the development of new
techniques to obtain information on particles in the ocean (bulk size distribution and composition) as well as the
development of novel methods and products from satellite ocean color.
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 am working on a method to provide the uncertainties of inverted products.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant # NSF OCE-0707385. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.
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