Fluorescence for Underwater Research: Principles, Tools, Techniques, Applications and Discoveries.

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Title: Fluorescence for Underwater Research: Principles, Tools, Techniques, Applications and Discoveries.
Author: Mazel, CH
Abstract: Fluorescence is the phenomenon by which light is absorbed at one wavelength and re-emitted at another, longer wavelength. Many marine organisms contain fluorescent substances, and the right excitation light source can reveal surprising new colors and patterns. While there were sporadic early scientific investigations of instances of fluorescence in the marine environment, more focused research projects are of very recent vintage. Despite this, fluorescence is already proving to be a useful tool for a variety of marine science applications. This paper reviews the history of underwater fluorescence investigation, the principles behind it, the tools and techniques for using it, current and potential applications, and some of the interesting discoveries that have already been made simply as a result of going out and conducting pure exploration for fluorescence in the sea.
Description: American Academy of Underwater Sciences (http://www.aaus.org/)
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/9007
Date: 2005

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