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Absorption
Absorption coefficient (a)
Apparent Optical Properties (AOPs)
Attenuation
Attenuation Coefficient, Beam (c)
Attenuation Coefficient, Diffuseá(Kd)
Backscattering
Backscattering Coefficient (bb)
Downwelling
Fluorescence
Hyperspectral
Inherent Optical Properties (IOPs)
Irradiance (E)
Irradiance, Plane
Irradiance, Scalar
Multispectral
Photosynthetically Available Radiation (PAR)
Radiance (L)
Reflectance, Irradiance
Reflectance, Radiance
Reflectance, Remote Sensing
Scattering
Scattering Coefficient (b)
Spectral
Transmission
Turbidity
Upwelling
Volume Scattering Function (▀)

Backscattering Meter
Collimation
Cosine Collector
Divergence
Field of View (FOV)
Fluorometer
Full Width Half Maximum (FWHM)
Hyperspectral
Multispectral
OBS (Optical Backscatter Sensor)
Radiometer
Turbidimeter
Scatterometer-Scattering Meter
SMA Connector
Spectral
Spectroradiometer
Transmissometer

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Also see the Optical Oceanography Glossaryáprepared by N.J. McCormick and C.D. Mobley for the Comprehensive Dictionary of Physics (external link).

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