Abstract

The diffuse attenuation coefficient Kd(λ) was first expressed in terms of the inherent optical properties (IOPs) of water according to well-established empirical bio-optical models. Boltzmann simulated annealing was then used to find the best sets of IOPs to fit Kd(λ) spectra to the reference spectra Kd0(λ) that define the Jerlov water types. Absorption a(λ) and scattering b(λ) coefficients were thus obtained for all Jerlov water types over the wavelength range 300–700 nm. The chlorophyll concentrations corresponding to the Jerlov water types were also obtained via bio-optical models. The result is a self-consistent set of spectral IOPs, chlorophyll concentrations, and Jerlov water types useful for a variety of underwater optical communications and remote sensing applications.

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