ZANEVELD, J. RONALD V. / Earth sciences / Researchers

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Earth sciences / ZANEVELD, J. RONALD V.


Professor Emeritus, Optical Oceanography Group, Oregon State University, USA
Director of Research, Western Environmental Technology Laboratories (WET Labs)

Research interests

Research in the theory of radiative transfer, visibility, relationship of inherent and apparent optical properties, relationship of particle and optical characteristics, design of optical instrumentation.

Prizes and awards

2006 Jerlov Award (The Oceanography Society)for his outstanding contributions to optical oceanography.


W.S. Pegau and J.R.V. Zaneveld, Field measurements of in-ice radiance. Cold Regions Science and Technology 31: 33-46 (2000)

P. Flatau, M. Flatau, J.R.V. Zaneveld, and C. Mobley, Radiative transfer properties of bubble clouds in seawater. Quarterly Journal of the Roy. Met. Soc. 126(568C): 2511-2524 (2000)

J. Piskozub, P.J. Flatau, and J.V.R. Zaneveld, Monte Carlo study of the scattering error of a quartz reflective absorption tube. J. Atmos. Ocean Tech.18(3): 438–445 (2001)

J.R.V. Zaneveld, E. Boss, and A.H. Barnard, The influence of surface waves on measured and modeled irradiance profiles. Applied Optics. 40(9): 1442-1449 (2001)

J.R.V. Zaneveld, E. Boss, and C.M. Moore, A diver operated optical and physical profiling system. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech. 18: 1421-1427 (2001)

J.R.V. Zaneveld, E. Boss, and P.A. Hwang, The influence of coherent waves on the remotely sensed reflectance. Optics Express 9(6): 260-266 (2001)

E. Boss, W.S. Pegau, J.R.V. Zaneveld, and A.H. Barnard, Spatial and temporal variability of absorption by dissolved material at a continental shelf. J. Geophys. Res. 106: 9499-9508 (2001)

E. Boss, W.S.Pegau, W.D. Gardner, J.R.V.Zaneveld, A.H. Barnard, M.S. Twardowski, G.C. Chang, and T.D. Dickey, Spectral particulate attenuation and particle size distribution in the bottom boundary layer of a continental shelf. J. Geophys Res. 106: 9509-9516 (2001)

W.D. Gardner, J. C. Blakey, I.D. Walsh, M. J. Richardson, S. Pegau, J.R.V. Zaneveld, C. Roesler, M.C. Gregg, J.A. MacKinnon, H. M. Sosik and A. J. Williams, III, Optics, particles, stratification and storms on the New England continental shelf. J. Geophys Res. 106: 9473-9497 (2001)

M.S. Twardowski, E. Boss, J.B. MacDonald, W.S. Pegau, A.H. Barnard, and J.R.V. Zaneveld, A model for retrieving oceanic particle composition and size distribution from measurements of the backscattering ratio and spectral attenuation. J. Geophys. Res. 106: 14,129-14,142 (2001)

M.S. Twardowski, E. Boss, J.B. MacDonald, W.S. Pegau, A.H. Barnard, J.R.V. Zaneveld, 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. J. Geophys. Res. 106: 14129-14142 (2001)

J.R.V. Zaneveld, M.S. Twardowski, K.S. Shifrin, W.S. Pegau, E. Boss, and I. Zolotov, Inversion of light scattering measurements to obtain biogeochemical parameters, Plenary Presentation. Proceedings from Ocean Optics XVI, November 18–22, Santa Fe, NM (2002)

M.S. Twardowski, J.R.V. Zaneveld, and C. Moore, A novel technique for determining beam attenuation compatible with a small sensor form factor and compact deployment platforms, Proceedings from Ocean Optics XVI, November 18–22, Santa Fe, NM (2002)

A.L. Alldredge, T.J. Cowles, S. MacIntyre, J.E.B. Rines, P.L. Donaghay, C.F. Greenlaw, D.V. Holliday, M.M. Dekshenieks, J.M. Sullivan, and J.R.V. Zaneveld, Occurrence and mechanisms of formation of a dramatic thin layer of marine snow in a shallow Pacific fjord. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 233: 1-12 (2002)

M.M. Dekshenieks, 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, Characteristics, distribution and persistence of thin layers over a 48 hour period. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 261: 1–19 (2003)

J. Ronald V. Zaneveld and Emmanuel Boss, The influence of bottom morphology on reflectance: Theory and two-dimensional geometry model. Limnol. Oceanogr. 48:374-379 (2003)

J.R.V. Zaneveld and W.S. Pegau, Robust underwater visibility parameter. Opt. Express 11: 2997–3009 (2003)

Emmanuel Boss and J. Ronald V. Zaneveld, The effect of bottom substrate on inherent optical properties: Evidence of biogeochemical processes. (2003) Limnol. Oceanogr. 48: 346-354.

Zaneveld, J. R.V., M.J. Twardowski, A. Barnard, and M. R. Lewis, Introduction to radiative transfer. (2005) In: Remote sensing of Coastal Aquatic Environments, Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing, Vol.  7 R.L. Miller, C.E. del Castillo, and B.A. McKee, Eds. Springer, Dordrecht. 347pp.

M.S. Twardowski, M. Lewis, A. Barnard, and J.R.V. Zaneveld, In-water instrumentation and platforms for ocean color remote sensing applications. In: Remote Sensing of Coastal Aquatic Waters, R. Miller and C.E. Del-Castillo [Eds.], Springer-Kluwer Pub., 69–100 (2005)

J.R.V. Zaneveld, M.S. Twardowski, M. Lewis, and A. Barnard, Radiative transfer and remote sensing. In: Remote Sensing of Coastal Aquatic Waters, R. Miller, and C.E. Del-Castillo [Eds.], Springer-Kluwer Pub., 1–20 (2005)

J.R.V. Zaneveld, A.H. Barnard, and E. Boss, Theoretical derivation of the depth average of remotely sensed optical parameters Opt. Express 13(22): 9052–9061 (2005)

D.G. Zawada, J.R.V. Zaneveld, E. Boss, W.D. Gardner, M.J. Richardson, and A.V. Mishinov, A comparison of hydrographically and optically derived mixed layer depths. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110: C11001, doi:10.1029/2004JC002417 (2005)

J. R. V. Zaneveld, A. H. Barnard and E. Boss, Theoretical derivation of the depth average of remotely sensed optical parameters. Optics Express. (2005) Vol. 13, No. 22 Page: 9052 – 9061 .

James M. Sullivan, Michael S. Twardowski, J. Ronald V. Zaneveld, Casey M. Moore, Andrew H. Barnard, Percy L. Donaghay, and Bruce Rhoades , Hyperspectral temperature and salt dependencies of absorption by water and heavy water in the 400-750 nm spectral range. (2006) Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 21, pp. 5294-5309

Zaneveld, J. R. V., A. H. Barnard, and Z. -P. Lee, Why are inherent optical properties needed in ocean-colour remote sensing? (2006). In: Remote Sensing of Inherent Optical Properties: Fundamentals, Tests of Algorithms, and Applications, Lee, Z.-P. (ed.), Reports of the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group, No. 5, IOCCG, Dartmouth, Canada.

G. Chang, A. Barnard, and J. R. V. Zaneveld, Optical closure in a complex coastal environment: particle effects, (2007). Appl. Opt. 46, 7679-7692

Bogucki,D.J., J.A. Domaradski, C. Anderson, H.W. Wijesekera, J.R.V. Zaneveld, and C. Moore, Optical measurements of rates of dissipation of temperature variance due to oceanic turbulence. (2007) Optics Express, 15 (12),7224- 7230

Boss, E., M.J.Perry, D.Swift, L.Taylor, P.Brickley, J.R.V.Zaneveld, and S.Riser, Three years of ocean data from a bio-optical profiling float. (2008). EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 89(23) 209.

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