CT004:
New approaches to opening DOM’s ”black box” using its optical and chemcial properties


Session ID#: 22989

Session Description:
Investigations focusing on chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) – dissolved organic matter (DOM) that absorbs light – and the subset of compounds that further exhibit fluorescence (FDOM) are key in tracing production, turnover and mineralisation of DOM in aquatic environments and resolving its role as a carbon reservoir and microbial substrate within the context of biogeochemical cycling of carbon and other elements. The spectroscopic properties of CDOM and FDOM are increasingly being used as proxies for the chemical composition of DOM in freshwater, estuarine and marine waters, and tracing its mixing and fate. Sensor development and high sampling frequency offer great potential. However, these data also provide numerous analytical challenges, such as linking DOM’s optical properties and chemical composition. This session invites contributions offering insight into methodological developments and novel applications of optical and chemical characterization of DOM from all aquatic environments as well as CDOM’s role in radiative transfer. We welcome contributions that focus on optical signals and biogeochemical properties of DOM at interfaces: terrestrial-aquatic, land-ocean, ocean-atmosphere, benthic-pelagic, dissolved-particulate, water-sediment. We also welcome contributions that utilize remote sensing and in situ monitoring to make connections between optical and chemical properties of organic matter and quantify fluxes across the aforementioned interfaces.
Primary Chair:  John R Helms, Morningside College, Biology and Chemistry Department, Sioux City, IA, United States
Co-chairs:  Urban Johannes Wünsch, Technical University of Denmark, National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark, Colin A Stedmon, Technical University of Denmark, National Institute for Aquatic Resources, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark and Chris L Osburn, North Carolina State University, Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Raleigh, NC, United States
Index Terms:

4264 Ocean optics [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4803 Analytical chemistry [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4805 Biogeochemical cycles, processes, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4850 Marine organic chemistry [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • BN - Biogeochemistry and Nutrients
  • CD - Coastal Dynamics
  • E - Estuarine Processes
  • IS - Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Catherine Dawne Clark, Western Washington University, Chemistry, Bellingham, WA, United States, Warren J De Bruyn, Chapman Univ, Orange, CA, United States and Jennifer Bowen, University of Michigan, Earth and Environmental Sciences, MI, United States
Teresa S. Catalá1, Alba Martínez-Pérez2, Mar Nieto-Cid2, Marta Álvarez3, Helena Osterholz1, Jaime Otero2, Mikhail Emelianov3, Isabel Reche4, Javier Aristegui5, Thorsten Dittmar6 and Xosé Antón Álvarez-Salgado2, (1)Research Group for Marine Geochemistry, Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany, (2)Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas (CSIC-IIM), Vigo, Spain, (3)IEO Centro Oceanográfico de A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain, (4)Departamento de Ecología and Instituto del Agua, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain, (5)Instituto de Oceanografía y Cambio Global (IOCAG), Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain, (6)Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), Oldenburg, Germany
Urban Johannes Wünsch, Technical University of Denmark, National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark, Evrim Acar, University of Copenhagen, Department of Food Sciences, Copenhagen, Denmark, Boris Koch, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany and Colin A Stedmon, Technical University of Denmark, National Institute for Aquatic Resources, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Chia-Jung Lu, Mizuki Ueno, Hideki Fukuda and Hiroshi Ogawa, The University of Tokyo, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
Xia Lei, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
Norman B Nelson1, Craig A Carlson2, James George Allen3 and David Siegel1, (1)University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (2)University of California Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute/Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (3)Earth Research Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Madeleine Goutx, CNRS, Marseille, France, Marc Tedetti, Mediterranean Institute of Oceanology (MIO), Environmental Chemistry Team, Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS/INSU UM 110, Marseille, France and Frederic Cyr, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre, St. John's, NF, Canada
Karl Michael Meingast, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, United States and Evan S Kane, Michigan Technological University, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences, Houghton, MI, United States
Michael R Shields1, Thomas S Bianchi1, Chris L Osburn2, Joanna D Kinsey3, Kai Ziervogel4 and Astrid Schnetzer3, (1)University of Florida, Department of Geological Sciences, Gainesville, FL, United States, (2)North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States, (3)North Carolina State University, Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Raleigh, NC, United States, (4)University of New Hampshire, Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory, Durham, NH, United States
Brice Grunert1, Colleen B Mouw2, Karl Michael Meingast1 and Audrey Ciochetto2,3, (1)Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, United States, (2)University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States, (3)University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States
Chris L Osburn1, Joanna D Kinsey1, Michael R Shields2, Thomas S Bianchi2, Astrid Schnetzer1, Kai Ziervogel3 and Gabrielle Corradino1, (1)North Carolina State University, Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Raleigh, NC, United States, (2)University of Florida, Department of Geological Sciences, Gainesville, FL, United States, (3)University of New Hampshire, Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory, Durham, NH, United States
Hui Lin, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Freshwater Sciences, Milwaukee, WI, United States, Dong Joo Joung, Univeristy of Rochester, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Rochester, NY, United States, John D Kessler, University of Rochester, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Rochester, NY, United States and Laodong Guo, Univ of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, United States
Ana R. Arellano1, Thomas S Bianchi2, Michael R Shields3, Jack A Hutchings4 and Xingqian Cui3, (1)University of Florida, Geological Sciences, Ft Walton Beach, FL, United States, (2)University of Florida, Department of Geological Sciences, Gainesville, FL, United States, (3)University of Florida, Ft Walton Beach, FL, United States, (4)University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States
John R Helms, Nicci A McGuire and Oscar Alvarez Cancel, Morningside College, Biology and Chemistry Department, Sioux City, IA, United States
Phoebe Zito1, Matthew A Tarr1, Robert G Spencer2 and David C Podgorski1, (1)University of New Orleans, Department of Chemistry, New Orleans, LA, United States, (2)Florida State University, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Tallahassee, FL, United States