Emmanuel Boss, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone: 207.581.4378

CV: Link to Boss CV

Email: emmanuel.boss@maine.edu

Lab website: Link to MISC Lab Website

Office: 458 Aubert Hall

Mailing Address:
5706 Aubert Hall
Orono, ME  04469-5706


Ph.D., University of Washington, 1997


The bulk of our work is concerned with both basic and applied research. Among others, we develop new methods to use acoustical and optical properties (both from remote sensing and in-situ sensors) to quantify and characterize oceanic particulate materials.

Our research is most often done in collaboration with researchers from outside UMaine, both from other universities (e.g. OSU, WHOI, Dalhousie) as well as private companies (e.g. Sequoia Scientific and WETLabs).

Research Interests

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.


  • Karp-Boss, L. and E. Boss, 2016. The Elongated, the Squat and the Spherical: Selective Pressures for Phytoplankton Shape. In: Aquatic Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry: A dual perspective, Editors: Gilbert P. M. and Kana T. M., Springer, p. 25-34. PDF
  • Behrenfeld, M. J., R. T. O’Malley, E. S. Boss, T. K. Westberry, J. R. Graf, K. H. Halsey, A. J. Milligan, D. A. Siegel and M. B. Brown, 2016. Revaluating ocean warming impacts on global phytoplankton. Nature Climate Change, 6, DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2838 PDF
  • Brewin, R. J. W., G. Dall’Olmo, S. Pardo, V. van Dongen-Vogels, and E. S. Boss, 2016. Underway spectrophotometry along the Atlantic Meridional Transect reveals high performance in satellite chlorophyll retrievals. Remote Sensing of Environment, 183, 82-97. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2016.05.005 PDF
  • Guidi, L., S. Chaffron, L. Bittner, D. Eveillard, A. Larhlimi, S. Roux, Y. Darzi, S. Audic, L. Berline, J. R. Brum, L. P. Coelho, J. C. I. Espinoza, S. Malviya, S. Sunagawa, C. Dimier, S. Kandels-Lewis, M. Picheral, J. Poulain, S. Searson, Tara Oceans Consortium Coordinators, L. Stemmann, F. Not, P. Hingamp, S. Speich, M. Follows, L. Karp-Boss, E. Boss, H. Ogata, S. Pesant, J. Weissenbach, P. Wincker, S. G. Acinas, P. Bork, C. de Vargas, D. Iudicone, M. B. Sullivan, J. Raes, E. Karsenti, C. Bowler and G. Gorsky. 2016. Plankton networks driving carbon export in the oligotrophic ocean. Nature, 532, 465-470, doi:10.1038/nature16942PDF
  • Siegel D. A., K. O. Buesseler, M. J.Behrenfeld, C. R. Benitez-Nelson, E. Boss, M. Brzezinski, A. Burd, C. A.Carlson, E. A. D’Asaro, S. C. Doney, MJ Perry, R. H. R. Stanley and D. K. Steinberg. 2016. Prediction of the Export and Fate of Global Ocean Net Primary Production:The EXPORTS Science Plan. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00022 PDF
  • Brewin, R. J. W., D. E. Raitsos, G. Dall’Olmo, N. Zarokanellos, T. Jackson, M.-F. Racault, E. S. Boss, S. Sathyendranath, B. H. Jones, and I. Hoteit, 2015. Regional ocean-colour chlorophyll algorithms for the Red Sea. Remote Sensing of Environment, 165, 64-85. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2015.04.024 PDF
  • Boss, E. L. Guidi, M. J. Richardson, L. Stemmann, W. Gardner, J. K. B. Bishop, R. F Anderson, and R. M Sherrell, 2015. Optical techniques for remote and in-situ characterization of particles pertinent to GEOTRACES. Progress in Oceanography, 133, 43-54, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2014.09.007. PDF
  • Villar, E., G. K. Farrant, M. Follows, L. Garczarek, S. Speich, S. Audic, L. Bittner, B. Blanke, J. R. Brum, C. Brunet, R. Casotti, A. Chase, J. R. Dolan, F. d’Ortenzio, J.-P. Gattuso, N. Grima, L. Guidi, C. N. Hill, O. Jahn, J.-L. Jamet, H. Le Goff, C. Lepoivre, S. Malviya, E. Pelletier, J.-B. Romagnan, S. Roux, S. Santini, E. Scalco, S. M. Schwenck, A. Tanaka, P. Testor, T. Vannier, F. Vincent, A. Zingone, C. Dimier, M. Picheral, S. Searson, S. Kandels-Lewis, Tara Oceans Coordinators, S. G. Acinas, P. Bork, E. Boss, C. de Vargas, G. Gorsky, H. Ogata, S. Pesant, M. B. Sullivan, S. Sunagawa, P. Wincker, E. Karsenti, C. Bowler, F. Not, P. Hingamp, and D. Iudicone, 2015. Environmental characteristics of Agulhas rings affect interocean plankton transport. Science, 348, DOI: 10.1126/science.1261447. PDF
  • Slade, W. H. and E. Boss, 2015. Spectral attenuation and backscattering as indicators of average particle size. Applied Optics, 54, 24, 7264-7277, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.54.007264. PDF
  • Zhai P.-W., Y. Hu, D. Winker, B. Franz, and E. Boss, 2015. Contribution of Raman scattering to polarized radiation field in ocean waters. Optics Express, 23, 18, 23582-23596. PDF
  • Behrenfeld, M. and E. Boss, 2014. Resurrecting the ecological underpinnings of ocean plankton blooms. Annual Review of Marine Science, 6, 167-194, DOI: 10.1146/annurev-marine-052913-021325. PDF | Supplemental Information
  • Clark, D. B., L. Lenain, F. Feddersen, E. Boss, and R.T. Guza, 2014. Aerial Imaging of Fluorescent Dye in the Near Shore. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 31, 1410-1421. PDF
  • Lehahn, Y., I. Koren, D. Schatz, M. Frada, U. Sheyn, E. Boss, S. Efrati, Y. Rudich, M. Trainic, S. Sharoni, C. Laber, G. R. DiTullio, M. J.L. Coolen, A. M. Martins, B. A. S. Van Mooy, K. D. Bidle, and A. Vardi, 2014. Decoupling Physical from Biological Processes to Assess the Impact of Viruses on a Mesoscale Algal Bloom. Current Biology 24, 1–6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2014.07.046. PDF
  • Zhang, X., E. Boss and D. J. Gray, 2014. Significance of scattering by oceanic particles at angles around 120 degree. Optics Express, 22, DOI:10.1364/OE.22.031329 PDF
  • Behrenfeld, M. J., S. C. Doney, I. Lima, E. S. Boss, and D. A. Siegel, 2013. Annual cycles of ecological disturbance and recovery underlying the subarctic Atlantic spring plankton bloom. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 27, 526-540. PDF
  • Behrenfeld, M. J., S. C. Doney, I. Lima, E. S. Boss, and D. A. Siegel, 2013. Reply to a comment by S. M. Chiswell on “Annual cycles of ecological disturbance and recovery underlying the subarctic Atlantic spring plankton bloom”. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 27, 1294-1296. PDF
  • Boss, E., H. Gildor, W. Slade, L. Sokoletsky, A. Oren, and J. Loftin, 2013. Optical properties of the Dead Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol 118, Nos. 1–9, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20109. PDF
  • Boss, E., M. Picheral, T. Leeuw, A. Chase, E. Karsenti, G. Gorsky, L. Taylor, W. Slade, J. Ras, and H. Claustre, 2013. The characteristics of particulate absorption, scattering and attenuation coefficients in the surface ocean; Contribution of the Tara Oceans expedition. Methods in Oceanography, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mio.2013.11.002. PDF
  • Briggs, N. T., W. H. Slade, E. Boss, and M. J. Perry, 2013. Method for estimating mean particle size from high-frequency fluctuations in beam attenuation or scattering measurements. Applied Optics, 52, No. 27, 6710-6725. PDF
  • Chase, A., E. Boss, R. J. V. Zaneveld, A. Bricaud, H. Claustre, J. Ras, G. Dall’Olmo, and T. K. Westberry, 2013. Decomposition of in situ particulate absorption spectra. Methods in Oceanography, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mio.2014.02.002. PDF
  • Estapa, M.L., K. Buesseler, E. Boss, and G. Gerbi, 2013. Autonomous, high-resolution observations of particle flux in the oligotrophic ocean, Biogeosciences, 10, 5517-5531. PDF
  • Kalenak, D., E. Boss, and S. W. Effer, 2013. Inherent optical properties of suspended particulates in four temperate lakes: application of in situ spectroscopy. Hydrobiologia, doi 10.1007/s10750-013-1498-5. PDF
  • Leeuw, T., E. S. Boss, and D. L. Wright, 2013. In situ Measurements of phytoplankton dluorescence using low cost electronics. Sensors, 13, 7872-7883, doi:10.3390/s130607872.PDF
  • Leeuw, T., S. O. Newburg, E. S. Boss, W. H. Slade, M. G. Soroka, J. Pederson, C. Chryssostomidis, and F. S. Hover, 2013. Remote identification of the invasive tunicate Didemnum vexillum using reflectance spectroscopy. Appl. Opt. 52, 1758-1763. PDF
  • Martinez-Vicente, V., G. Dall’Olmo, G. Tarran, E. Boss, and S. Sathyendranath, 2013. Optical backscattering is correlated with phytoplankton carbon across the Atlantic Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 1–5, doi:10.1002/grl.50252. PDF
  • Siegel, D.A., M.J. Behrenfeld, S. Maritorena, C.R. McClain, D. Antoine, S.W. Bailey, P.S. Bontempi, E.S. Boss, H.M. Dierssen, S.C. Doney, R.E. Eplee Jr., R.H. Evans, G.C. Feldman, E. Fields, B.A. Franz, N.A. Kuring, C. Mengelt, N.B. Nelson, F.S. Patt, W.D. Robinson, J.L. Sarmiento, C.M. Swan, P.J. Werdell, T.K. Westberry, J.G. Wilding, J.A. Yoder, 2013 Regional to global assessments of phytoplankton dynamics from the SeaWiFS mission. Remote Sensing of Environment, 135, 77–91. PDF
  • Werdell, P. J., B. A. Franz, S. W. Bailey, G. C. Feldman, E. Boss, V. E. Brando, M. Dowell, T. Hirata, S. J. Lavender, ZP Lee, H. Loisel, S. Maritorena, F. Mélin, T. S. Moore, T. J. Smyth, D. Antoine, E. Devred, O. Hembise Fanton d’Andon, and A. Mangin, 2013. Generalized ocean color inversion model for retrieving marine inherent optical properties. Appl. Opt. 52, No. 10, 2019-2037. PDF
  • Werdell, P. J., B. A. Franz, J. T. Lefler, W. D. Robinson, and E. Boss, 2013. Retrieving marine inherent optical properties from satellites using temperature and salinity-dependent backscattering by seawater. Optics Express, 21, No. 26, 32611-32622. PDF
  • Werdell, J. P., C. W. Proctor, E. Boss, T. Leeuw, and M. Ouhssain, 2013. Underway sampling of marine inherent optical properties on the Tara Oceans expedition as a novel resource for ocean color satellite data product validation. Methods in Oceanography, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mio.2013.09.001. PDF
  • Westberry, T. K., E. Boss, and ZP Lee, 2013. Influence of Raman scattering on ocean color inversion models. Applied Optics, 52, No. 22, 5552-5561. PDF
  • Bergamaschi, Brian A., Jacob A. Fleck, Bryan D. Downing, Emmanuel Boss, Brian A. Pellerin, Neil K. Ganju, David H. Schoellhamer, Amy A. Byington, Wesley A. Heim, Mark Stephenson, and Roger Fujii, 2012. Mercury dynamics in a San Francisco estuary tidal wetland: Assessing dynamics using in situ measurements, Estuaries and Coasts, doi: 10.1007/s12237-012-9501-3. PDF
  • Boss, E., and J. Loftin, 2012. Spotlight on education — Engineering literacy for undergraduates in marine science: A case for hands on, Oceanography 25(2):219–221, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.61 PDF
  • Dall’Olmo, G., E. Boss, M.J. Behrenfeld, and T.K. Westberry, 2012. Particulate optical scattering coefficients along an Atlantic Meridional Transect, Opt. Express 20, No. 19, 21532-21551. PDF
  • Estapa, M., E. Boss, L. M. Mayer, and C. S. Roesler, 2012. Role of iron and organic carbon in mass-specific light absorption by particulate matter from Louisiana coastal waters, Limnol. Oceanogr., 57(1), 2012, 97-112, doi:10.4319/lo.2012.57.1.0097. PDF
  • Estapa, M., L. M. Mayer, and E. Boss, 2012. Rate and apparent quantum yield of photodissolution of sedimentary organic matter, Limnol. Oceanogr., 57(6), 2012, 1743–1756. PDF
  • Mobley, Curtis D. and Emmanuel S. Boss, 2012. Improved irradiances for use in ocean heating, primary production, and photo-oxidation calculations, Applied Optics, Vol. 51, No. 27, 6549-6560. PDF
  • Russo, C.R. and E.S. Boss, 2012. An evaluation of acoustic doppler velocimeters as sensors to obtain the concentration of suspended mass in water, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 29, 755-761. PDF
  • Stemmann, L., and E. Boss, 2012. Plankton and particle size and packaging: From determining optical properties to driving the biological pump, Annu. Rev. Mar. Sci. 2012, 4:263-290. PDF
  • Bergamaschi, B.A., J.A. Fleck, B.D. Downing, E. Boss, B. Pellerin, N.K. Ganju, D.H. Schoellhamer, A.A. Byington, W.A. Heim, M. Stephenson, and R. Fujii, 2011. Methyl mercury dynamics in a tidal wetland quantified using in situ optical measurements. Limnol. Oceanogr., 56(4), 1355-1371. PDF
  • Dall’Olmo, G., E. Boss, M. J. Behrenfeld, T. K. Westberry, C. Courties, L. Prieur, M. Pujo-Pay, N. Hardman-Mountford, and T. Moutin, 2011. Inferring phytoplankton carbon and eco-physiological rates from diel cycles of spectral particulate beam-attenuation coefficient, Biogeosciences, 8, 3423-3440, doi:10.5194/bg-8-3423-2011. PDF
  • Gainusa Bogdan, A. and E.S. Boss, 2011. Evaluation of a compact sensor for backscattering and absorption. Applied Optics, Vol. 50, No. 21, 3758-3772. PDF
  • Jones, Burton H., Craig M. Lee, Gerardo Toro-Farmer, Emmanuel S. Boss, Michael C. Gregg, and Cesar L. Villanoy, 2011. Tidally driven exchange in an archipelago strait, biological and optical responses. Oceanography, 24:1, 143-155. PDF
  • Hill, P.S., E. Boss, J.P. Newgard, B.A. Law, and T.G. Milligan, 2011. Observations of the sensitivity of beam attenuation to particle size in a coastal bottom boundary layer. J. Geophys. Res., 116, C02023, doi:10.1029/2010JC006539. PDF
  • Sabbah, Shai, Suzanne M. Gray, Emmanuel S. Boss, James M. Fraser, Richard Zatha and Craig W. Hawryshyn, 2011. The underwater photic environment of Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi: comparison between rock- and sand-bottom habitats and implications for cichlid fish vision. The Journal of Experimental Biology 214, 487-500. PDF
  • Slade, Wayne H., Emmanuel Boss, and Clementina Russo, 2011. Effects of particle aggregation and disaggregation on their inherent optical properties. Opt. Express 19, 7945-7959. PDF
  • Strutton, P. G., T. R. Martz, M. D. DeGrandpre, W. R. McGillis, W. M. Drennan, and E. Boss, 2011. Bio-optical observations of the 2004 Labrador Sea phytoplankton bloom, J. Geophys. Res., 116, C11037, doi:10.1029/2010JC006872. PDF
  • Boss, E. and M. Behrenfeld, 2010. In situ evaluation of the initiation of the North Atlantic phytoplankton bloom. Geophysical Research Letters, 37 L18603, doi:10.1029/2010GL044174. PDF
  • Claustre, H., Antoine, D., Boehme, L., Boss, E., D’Ortenzio, F., Fanton D’Andon, O., Guinet, C., Gruber, N., Handegard, N. O., Hood, M., Johnson, K., Körtzinger, A, Lampitt, R., LeTraon, P.-Y., Lequéré, C., Lewis, M., Perry, M.-J., Platt, T., Roemmich, D., Sathyendranath, S., Testor, P., Send, U. and J. Yoder, 2010. Guidelines towards an integrated ocean observation system for ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles, 2010. in Proceedings of the “OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society” Conference (Vol. 1), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison D.E. and Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306. PDF
  • Claustre, H., Bishop, J., Boss, E., Stewart, B., Berthon, J.-F., Coatanoan, C., Johnson, K., Lotiker, A., Ulloa, O., Perry, M.-J., D’Ortenzio, F., Hembise Fanton D’Andon, O. and J. Uitz, 2010. Bio-optical profiling floats as new observational tools for biogeochemical and ecosystem studies, 2010. in Proceedings of the “OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society” Conference (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison D.E. and Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306.PDF
  • Lehahn, Y., I. Koren, E. Boss, Y. Ben-Ami, and O. Altaratz, 2010. Estimating the maritime component of aerosol optical depth and its dependency on surface wind speed using satellite data. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 6711-6720. PDF
  • Sabbah, S., J.M. Fraser, E.S. Boss, I.Blum, and C.W. Hawryshyn, 2010. Hyperspectral portable beam transmissometer for the ultraviolet-visible spectrum. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 8, pp. 527-538. PDF
  • Slade, W.H, E. Boss, G. Dall’Olmo, M.R. Langner, J. Loftin, M.J. Behrenfeld, C. Roesler, and T.K. Westberry, 2010. Underway and moored methods for improving accuray in measurement of spectral particulate absorption and attenuation. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 27:10, 1733-1746. PDF
  • Westberry, T.K, G. Dall’Olmo, E. Boss, M.J. Behrenfeld, and T. Moutin, 2010. Coherence of particulate beam attenuation and backscattering coefficients in diverse open ocean environments. Opt. Express Vol. 18, No. 15, 15419-15425. PDF
  • Whitmire, A.L., W.S. Pegau, L. Karp-Boss, E. Boss, and T.J. Cowles, 2010. Spectral backscattering properties of marine phytoplankton cultures. Opt. Express Vol. 18, No. 14, 15073-15093. PDF
  • Behrenfeld M.J., T.K. Westberry, E.S. Boss, R.T. O’Malley, D.A. Siegel, J.D. Wiggert, B.A. Franz, C.R. McClain, G.C. Feldman, S.C. Doney, J.K. Moore, G. Dall’Olmo, A.J. Milligan, I. Lima, and N. Mahowald, 2009. Satellite-detected fluorescence reveals global physiology of ocean phytoplankton. Biogeosciences, 6, pp. 779-794. PDF | Nature Research Highlights:Glowing Oceans
  • Boss, E., L. Taylor, S. Gilbert, K. Gundersen, N. Hawley, C. Janzen, T. Johengen, H. Purcell, C. Robertson, D. W. Schar, G. J. Smith, M. N. Tamburri, 2009. Comparison of inherent optical properties as a surrogate for particulate matter concentration in coastal waters. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 7, pp. 803-810. PDF | Appendix
  • Boss, E., W.H. Slade, M. Behrenfeld, and G. Dall’Olmo, 2009. Acceptance angle effects on the beam attenuation in the ocean. Optics Express, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 1535-1550. PDF [This article was also chosen for publication in the most recent issue of the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics (VJBO)]
  • Boss, E., Slade, W.H., and P. Hill, 2009. Effect of particulate aggregation in aquatic environments on the beam attenuation and its utility as a proxy for particulate mass. Optics Express, Vol. 17, No. 11, pp. 9408-9420. PDF
  • Dall’Olmo, G., T.K. Westberry, M.J. Behrenfeld, E. Boss, and W.H. Slade, 2009. Significant contribution of large particles to optical backscattering in the open ocean. Biogeosciences 6, 947-967. PDF
  • Downing, Bryan D., E. Boss, B.A. Bergamaschi, J.A. Fleck, M.A. Lionberger, N.K. Ganju, D.H. Schoellhamer, and R. Fujii, 2009. Quantifying fluxes and characterizing compositional changes of dissolved organic matter in aquatic systems in situ using combined acoustic and optical measurements. Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods 7, 119-131. PDF
  • Floge, S.A., K.R. Hardy, E. Boss, and M.L. Wells, 2009. Analytical intercomparison between type I and type II longpathlength liquid core waveguides for the measurement of chromophoric dissolved organic matter. Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods 7, pp. 260-268. PDF
  • Johnson, K.S., W.M. Berelson, E.S Boss, Z. Chase, H. Claustre, S.R. Emerson, N. Gruber, A. Kortzinger, M.J.Perry, and S.C. Riser, 2009. Observing biogeochemical cycles at global scales with profiling floats and gliders. Oceanography, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 216-225. PDF
  • Jumars, P.A., J.H. Trowbridge, E. Boss, and L. Karp-Boss, 2009. Turbulence-plankton interactions: a new cartoon. Marine Ecology 30, pp. 133-150. PDF
  • Karp-Boss, Lee, E. Boss, H. Weller, J. Loftin, and J. Albright, 2009. Teaching physical concepts in oceanography: An inquiry based approach. Oceanography Volume 22, Number 3 Supplement. Link | Videos
  • Saraceno, J.F., B.A. Pellerin, B.D. Downing, E. Boss, P.A.M. Bachand, and B.A. Bergamaschi, 2009. High-frequency in situ optical measurements during a storm event: Assessing relationships between dissolved organic matter, sediment concentrations, and hydrologic processes. J. Geophys. Res., 114, G00F09, doi:10.1029/2009JG000989. PDF
  • Wang, X.J., M. Behrenfeld, R. Le Borgne, R. Murtugudde, and E. Boss, 2009. Regulation of phytoplankton carbon to chlorophyll ratio by light, nutrients and temperature in the equatorial Pacific Ocean: a basin-scale model. Biogeosciences, 6, 391-404. PDF
  • Boss, E., D. Swift, L. Taylor, P. Brickley, R. Zaneveld, S. Riser, M.J. Perry, and P.G. Strutton, 2008. Observations of pigment and particle distributions in the western North Atlantic from an autonomous float and ocean color satellite. Limnol. Oceanogr. 53: 2112-2122. PDF
  • Boss, E., M.J. Perry, D. Swift, L. Taylor, P. Brickley, J.R. Zaneveld, and S. Riser, 2008. Three Years of Ocean Data from a Bio-optical Profiling Float. EOS, Vol. 88, No. 23, June 3. PDF
  • Downing, Bryan D., B.A. Bergamaschi, D.G. Evans, and E. Boss, 2008. Assessing contribution of DOC from sediments to a drinking-water reservoir using optical profiling Lake and Reservoir Mgmt., 24:381-391. PDF
  • Roesler, C.S. and E. Boss, 2008. In situ measurement of the inherent optical properties (IOPs) and potential for harmful algal bloom detection and coastal ecosystem observations. In: Real-Time Coastal Observing Systems for Ecosystem Dynamics and Harmful Algal Bloom, M. Babin, C.S. Roesler and J.J. Cullen, eds. UNESCO Publishing, Paris, France. Link
  • Westberry, T., M.J. Behrenfeld, D.A. Siegel, and E. Boss, 2008. Carbon-based primary productivity modeling with vertically resolved photoacclimation. Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 22, GB2024, doi:10.1029/2007GB003078. PDF
  • Boss, E., R. Collier, G. Larson, K. Fennel, and W.S. Pegau, 2007. Measurements of spectral optical properties and their relation to biogeochemical variables and processes in Crater Lake National Park, OR. Hydrobiologia (2007), 574:149-159. PDF
  • Clavano, W.R., E. Boss, and L. Karp-Boss, 2007. Inherent Optical Properties of Non-Spherical Marine-Like Particles – From Theory to Observations. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, 2007, 45, 1-38. PDF | Errata
  • Fennel, K., R. Collier, G. Larson, G. Crawford, and E. Boss, 2007. Seasonal nutrient and plankton dynamics in a physical-biological model of Crater Lake. Hydrobiologia (2007), 574:265-280. PDF
  • Fuji, M., E. Boss, and F. Chai, 2007. The value of adding optics to ecosystem models: a case study. Biogeosciences, 4, pp. 817-835. PDF
  • Karp-Boss, Lee, L. Azevedo, and E. Boss, 2007. LISST-100 measurements of phytoplankton size distribution: evaluation of the effects of cell shape. Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods 5, 2007, pp. 396-406. PDF
  • Karp-Boss, Lee, E. Boss, and J. Loftin, 2007. Diffusion at Work: An Interactive Simulation. Oceanography, Hands-On Oceanography, September 2007, pp. 127-131. PDF
  • Whitmire, A.L., E. Boss, T.J. Cowles, and W.S. Pegau, 2007. Spectral variability of the particulate backscattering ratio. Optics Express, Vol. 15, No. 11, pp. 7019-7031. PDF
  • Behrenfeld, M.J. and E. Boss, 2006. Beam attenuation and chlorophyll concentration as alternative optical indices of phytoplankton biomass. Journal of Marine Research, Vol. 64, pp. 431-451. PDF
  • Behrenfeld, M., R.T. O’Malley, D.A. Siegel, C.R. McClain, J.L., Sarmiento, G.C. Feldman, A.J. Milligan, P.G. Falkowski, R.M. Letelier, and E. Boss, 2006. Climate-driven trends in contemporary ocean productivity. Nature, Vol. 444, 7 December 2006. PDF   Supplemental Info (supplemental zip file is large and may take several seconds to open)
  • Boss, E., L. Karp-Boss, and P.A. Jumars, 2006. Settling of Particles in Aquatic Environments. Oceanography, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 151-154. PDF
  • Mayer, L.M., L.L. Schick, K. Skorko, and E. Boss, 2006. Photodissolution of Particulate Organic Matter from Sediments. Limno. Oceanogr. 51(2), 2006, 1064-1071. PDF
  • Slade, W.H. and E. Boss, 2006. Calibrated Near-Forward Volume Scattering Function Obtained from the LISST Particle Sizer. Optics Express, Vol. 14, No. 8, pp. 3602-3615. PDF
  • Behrenfeld, M.J., E. Boss, D.A. Siegel, and D.M. Shea, 2005. Carbon-based ocean productivity and phytoplankton physiology from space. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 19(1), GB1006 10.1029/2004GB002299. PDF
  • Zaneveld, J.R.V., A.H. Barnard, and E. Boss, 2005. Theoretical derivation of the depth average of remotely sensed optical parameters. Optics Express, 13(22), 9052-9061. PDF
  • Zawada, David G., J. Zaneveld, V. Ronald, E. Boss, W.D. Gardner, M.J. Richardson, A.V. Mishonov, 2005. A comparison of hydrographically and optically derived mixed layer depths. J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 110, No. C11, C11001 10.1029/2004JC002417. PDF
  • Wang, P., E. Boss, and C. Roelser, 2005. Uncertainties of inherent optical properties obtained from semi-analytical inversions of ocean color. Applied Optics, 44, 4074-4085. PDF
  • Boss E., W.S. Pegau, M. Lee, M.S. Twardowski, E. Shybanov, G. Korotaev, and F. Baratange, 2004. Particulate backscattering ratio at LEO 15 and its use to study particles composition and distribution. J. Geophys. Res., 109, C1, C0101410.1029/2002JC001514 PDF
  • Boss, E., D. Stramski, T. Bergmann, W.S. Pegau, and M. Lewis, 2004. Why Should We Measure the Optical Backscattering Coefficient? Oceanography 17(2), 44-49. PDF
  • Chang, G., K. Mahoney, A. Briggs-Whitmire, D.D.R. Kohler, C.D. Mobley, M. Lewis, M.A. Moline, E. Boss, M. Kim, W. Philpot, and T.D. Dickey, 2004. The New Age of Hyperspectral Oceanography. Oceanography, 17(2), 16-23. PDF
  • Mobley, C.D., D. Stramski, W.P. Bissett, and E. Boss, 2004. Optical Modeling of Ocean Waters: Is the Case 1 – Case 2 Classification Still Useful? Oceanography 17(2), 60-67. PDF
  • Stramski, D., E. Boss, D. Bogucki, and K.J. Voss, 2004. The role of seawater constituents in light backscattering in the ocean. Progress in Oceanography, 61(1), 27-55. PDF
  • Twardowski, M.S., E. Boss, J.M. Sullivan and P.L. Donaghay, 2004. Modeling the spectral shape of absorption by chromophoric dissolved organic matter. Marine Chemistry, 89, 69-88.PDF
  • Behrenfeld, M.J. and E. Boss, 2003. The beam attenuation to chlorophyll ratio: an optical index of phytoplankton photoacclimation in the surface ocean? Deep Sea Research I, 50, 1537-1549. PDF
  • Boss E. and J. R.V. Zaneveld, 2003. The effect of bottom substrate on inherent optical properties; evidence of biogeochemical processes. Limnology and Oceanography, 48, 346-354. PDF
  • Chang, G.C., E. Boss, C. Mobley, T.D. Dickey, and W.S. Pegau, 2003. Toward closure of upwelling radiance in coastal waters. Applied Optics, 42, 1574-1582. PDF
  • Dekshenieks, M.M., A.L. Alldredge, A. Barnard, E. Boss, J. Case, T.J. Cowles, P.L. Donaghay, L.B. Eisner, D.J. Gifford, C.F. Greenlaw, C. Herren, D.V. Holliday, D. Johnson, S. MacIntyre, D. McGehee, T.R. Osborn, M.J. Perry, R. Pieper, J.E.B. Rines, D.C. Smith, J.M. Sullivan, M.K. Talbot, M.S. Twardowski, A. Weidemann and J.R. Zaneveld, 2003. Characteristics, Distribution and Persistence of Thin Layers Over a 48 Hour Period. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 261, 1-19. PDF
  • Fennel, K. and E. Boss, 2003. Subsurface maxima of phytoplankton and chlorophyll: Steady state solutions from a simple model. Limnology and Oceanography, 48(4), 1521-1534. PDF
  • Roesler C.S. and E. Boss, 2003. Spectral beam attenuation coefficient retrieved from ocean color inversion. Geophysical Research Letters, 30(9), 10.1029/2002GL016366. PDF
  • Zaneveld, J.R.V. and E. Boss, 2003. The influence of bottom morphology on far field reflectance: theory and 2-D model. Limnology and Oceanography, 48, 374-379. PDF
  • Chang G.C., T.D. Dickey, O.M. Schofield, A.D. Weidemann, E. Boss, W.S. Pegau, M.A. Moline, and S.M. Glenn, 2002. Nearshore physical processes and bio-optical properties in the New York Bight. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 107, No. C9, 3133, doi:10.1029/2001JC001018. PDF
  • Mobley, C.D., Sundman, L.K., and E. Boss, 2002. Phase function effects on oceanic light fields. Applied Optics, 41, 1035-1050. PDF
  • Pegau W.S., E. Boss and A. Martinez, 2002. Ocean color observations of eddies in the Gulf of California during the summer. Geophysics review letters, 29(9), 10.1029/2001GL014076.PDF
  • Boss E., M.S. Twardowski, and S. Herring, 2001. Shape of the particulate beam attenuation spectrum and its relation to the size distribution of oceanic particles. Applied Optics, 40, 4885-4893. PDF
  • Boss E. and W.S. Pegau, 2001. Relationship of light scattering at an angle in the backward direction to the backscattering coefficient. Applied Optics, 40, 5503-5507. PDF
  • Boss, E., W.S. Pegau, W.D. Gardner, J.R.V. Zaneveld, A.H. Barnard., M.S. Twardowski, G.C. Chang, and T.D. Dickey, 2001. Spectral particulate attenuation and particle size distribution in the bottom boundary layer of a continental shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research, 106, 9509-9516. PDF
  • Boss, E., W.S. Pegau, J.R.V. Zaneveld, and A.H.B. Barnard, 2001. Spatial and temporal variability of absorption by dissolved material at a continental shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research, 106, 9499-9508. PDF
  • Twardowski M., E. Boss, J.B. MacDonald, W.S. Pegau, A.H. Barnard, and J.R.V. Zaneveld, 2001. A model for estimating bulk refractive index from the optical backscattering ratio and the implications for understanding particle composition in case I and case II waters. Journal of Geophysical Research, 106, 14, 129-14,142. PDF
  • Zaneveld , J.R.V., E. Boss, and A. Barnard, 2001. Influence of surface waves on measured and modeled irradiance profiles. Applied Optics, 40, 1442-1449. PDF
  • Zaneveld, J.R.V., E. Boss, and C.M. Moore, 2001. A Diver Operated Optical and Physical Profiling System. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 18, 1421-1427. PDF
  • Zaneveld, J.R.V., E. Boss, and P.A. Hwang, 2001. The influence of coherent waves on the remotely sensed reflectance. Optics Express, 9, 260-266. PDF
  • Boss, E. and L. Thompson, 1999. Lagrangian and tracer dynamics in the vicinity of an unstable jet. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 29, 288-303. PDF
  • Boss, E. and L. Thompson, 1999. Mean flow evolution of a baroclinically unstable potential vorticity front. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 29, 273-287. PDF
  • Boss E. and L. Thompson, 1995. Energetics of nonlinear geostrophic adjustment. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 25, 1296-1316. PDF
  • Boss, E., Paldor, N., and L. Thompson, 1996. Stability of a potential vorticity front; from quasi-geostrophy to shallow-water. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 315, 65-84. PDF
  • Karp-Boss, L., E. Boss, and P. Jumars, 2000. Motion of dinoflagellates in a simple shear flow. Limnology and Oceanography, 45, 1594-1602. PDF
  • Karp-Boss L., E. Boss and P.A. Jumars, 1996. Nutrient fluxes to planktonic osmotrophs in the presence of fluid motion. Oceanography and Marine Biology, an Annual Review, 34:71-107.PDF
  • Kunze, E. and E. Boss, 1998. A model for vortex-trapped internal waves. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 28, 2104-2115. PDF
  • Paldor, N. and E. Boss, 1992. Chaotic trajectories of tidally perturbed inertial oscillations. Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 49, 2306-2318. PDF