Emmanuel Boss, Ph.D.

Education:  Ph.D., University of Washington, 1997

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Email Address:  emmanuel.boss@maine.edu

Phone:  207.581.4378

Location:  458 Aubert Hall

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

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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).



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