Hedley, J.D., *M. Mirhakak, A. Wentworth, H.M. Dierssen. Submitted. Influence of three-dimensional coral structures on hyperspectral benthic reflectance and water-leaving reflectance. Applied sciences.

*Henderikx-Freitas, F. and H.M. Dierssen. Submitted. Decadal dynamics of phytoplankton, sediments and colored dissolved organic matter concentrations derived from ocean color satellite imagery in the optically complex estuary of Long Island Sound. Remote Sens. of the Submitted

Hedley, J.D., *M. Mirhakak, A. Wentworth, H.M. Dierssen. Submitted. Influence of three-dimensional coral structures on hyperspectral benthic reflectance and water-leaving reflectance. Applied sciences.

*Henderikx-Freitas, F. and H.M. Dierssen. Submitted. Decadal dynamics of phytoplankton, sediments and colored dissolved organic matter concentrations derived from ocean color satellite imagery in the optically complex estuary of Long Island Sound. Remote Sens. of the Environ.

*Russell, B.J., E. Hochberg, and H.M. Dierssen. Submitted. Comparison of water column optical properties across geomorphic zones of Pacific coral reefs. Limnol. Oceanogr.

*Brown, H., M. Rubega, and H.M. Dierssen. Submitted. Body orientation is not used to compensate for sun glint at the air-water interface in foraging day herons (Ardea spp.). Peer J.

Accepted Minor Revision

Bender, H. P. Mouroulis, H.M. Dierssen, T. Painter, D. Thompson, C. Smith, J. Gross, R. Green, J. Haag, B. Van Gorp, and E. Diaz. Accepted Minor Revision. Snow and Water Imaging Spectrometer (SWIS): Mission and instrument concepts for Earth-orbiting CubeSats. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. JARS 180127

In press and published

*Garaba, S., J. Aitken, S. Boyan, H.M. Dierssen, L. Lebreton, O. Zielinski, and J. Reisser. Accepted. Sensing ocean plastics with an airborne hyperspectral shortwave infrared imager. Environ. Science & Technology.

*Perry, R., J. Vaudrey, and H.M. Dierssen. 2018. Nutrient dynamics and long range transport of floating seagrass wracks in Greater Florida Bay. Estuaries and Coastal Shelf Science. 209:7-17.

Karger F.M. et al. 2018. Satellite Sensor Requirements for Monitoring Essential Biodiversity Variables of Coastal Ecosystems. Ecological Applications. doi:10.1002/eap.1682

*Russell, B.J. and H.M. Dierssen. 2018. Color change in the Sargassum Crab, Portunus sayi: Response to diel illumination cycle and background albedo. Marine Biology 165(28):1-13. doi:10.1007/s00227-018-3287-1.

Stephens, B., M. Long, R. Keeling, E. Kort, C. Sweeney, E. Apel, E. Atlas, S. Beaton, J. Bent, N. Blake, J. Bresch, J. Casey, B. Daube, M. Diao, E. Diaz, H.Dierssen, V. Donets, B. Gao, M. Gierach, R. Green, J. Haag, M. Hayman, A. Hills, M. Hoecker-Martínez, S. Honomichl, R. Hornbrook, J. Jensen, R. Li, I. McCubbin, K. McKain, E. Morgan, S. Nolte, J. Powers, B. Rainwater, K. Randolph, M. Reeves, S. Schauffler, M. Smith, K. Smith, J. Stith, G. Stossmeister, D. Toohey, and A. Watt, 2017: The O2/N2 Ratio and CO2 Airborne Southern Ocean (ORCAS) Study. 2018. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0206.1: 381-402.

*Fogarty, M.C., M.R. Fewings, A.C. Paget, H.M. Dierssen. 2018. The influence of a sandy substrate, seagrass, or highly turbid water on albedo and surface heat flux. J. Geophys. Res Oceans. 10.1002/2017JC013378

*Garaba, S. and H.M. Dierssen. 2018. An airborne remote sensing case study of synthetic hydrocarbon detection using short wave infrared absorption features identified from marine-harvested macro- and microplastics. Remote Sensing of the Environment. 205:224-235. 10.1016/j.rse.2017.11.023

Hedley, J. *B. Russell, *K. Randolph, R.M. Vásquez-Elizondo and H. Dierssen. 2017. Hyperspectral mapping of seagrass leaf area index and species by a physics-based approach: do sensitivity analyses and practical application agree? Frontiers in Marine Science. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00362

*Khan, A., H. Dierssen, J. Schwarz, C. Schmitt, A. Chlus, M. Hermanson, T. Painter, and D. McKnight. 2017. Impacts of coal dust from an active mine on the spectral reflectance of Arctic surface snow in Svalbard, Norway. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 122(3):1767-1778. 10.1002/2016JD025757

*Randolph,K, H.M. Dierssen, A. Cifuentes, E. Monahan, W. Balch, and C. Zappa. 2017. Novel methods for optically measuring whitecaps under natural wave breaking conditions. J. Atmosph. & Oceanic Tech. 34(3): p. 533-554. DOI:

Brady, P., A. Gilerson, G. Kattawar, J. Sullivan, M. Twardowski, H. Dierssen, and M.E. Cummings. 2016. Response to Comment on “Open-ocean fish reveal an omnidirectional solution to camouflage in polarized environments.” Science: 353(6299): 552. DOI:10.1126/science.aaf5018

Russell, B.J., H.M. Dierssen, T.C. LaJeunesse, K.D. Hoadley, M.E. Warner, D.W. Kemp, T.G. Bateman.  2016.   Spectral Reflectance of Palauan Reef-Building Coral with Different Symbionts in Response to Elevated Temperature.  Remote Sens. 8(3):164. doi:10.3390/rs8030164.[PDF]

Hedley, J. B. Russell, K. Randolph and H. Dierssen.  2016.  A physics-based method for the remote sensing of seagrasses.  Remote Sens. Environ. 174: 134-147.[PDF]

Dierssen, H.M., G. McManus, A. Chlus, D. Qiu, B-C Gao, S. Lin. 2015. Space station image captures a red tide ciliate bloom at high spectral and spatial resolution. Proc. National Acad. Sci., 112 (48): 14783-14787.[PDF]

Brady, P., A. Gilerson, G. Kattawar, J. Sullivan, M. Twardowski, H. Dierssen, M. Gao, R. I. Etheredge, A. Ibrahim, C. Carrizo, Y. Gu, B. Russell, S. Zhao, A. Tonizzo, and M. Cummings. 2015.  Open ocean fish reveal an omnidirectional solution to camouflage in polarized environments. Science. 350(6263):965-969.[PDF]

Russell, B. and H. M. Dierssen. 2015. Use of Hyperspectral Imagery to Assess Cryptic Color Matching in Sargassum Associated Crabs. Plos One.[PDF]

Dierssen, H.M., A. Chlus, B. Russell. 2015. Hyperspectral discrimination of floating mats of seagrass wrack and the macroalgae Sargassum in coastal waters of Greater Florida Bay using airborne remote sensing. Remote Sens. Environ. 10.1016/j.rse.2015.01.027 [PDF]

Randolph, K., H.M. Dierssen, M. Twardowski, A. Cifuentes Lorenzen, C.J. Zappa. 2014. Optical measurements of small deeply-penetrating bubble populations generated by breaking waves in the Southern Ocean. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119, doi:10.1002/2013JC009227. [PDF]

Hill, V., R. C. Zimmerman, W. P. Bissett, D. D. R. Kohler, and H.M. Dierssen. 2014. Evaluating light availability and seagrass biomass and productivity using hyperspectral airborne remote sensing in Saint Joseph’s Bay, Florida. Estuaries and Coasts. DOI 10.1007/s12237-013-9764-3 [PDF]

Mouroulis, P., B.V. Gorp, R. Green, H.M. Dierssen, D.W. Wilson, M. Eastwood,J. Boardman, B. Gao, D. Cohen,B. Franklin, F. Loya, S. Lundeen, A. Mazer,I. McCubbin,D. Randall, B. Richardson,J.I. Rodriguez,C Sarture, E. Urquiza,R. Vargas,V. White,K. Yee. 2014. The Portable Remote Imaging Spectrometer (PRISM) coastal ocean sensor: characteristics and first flight results. Appl. Optics. 53(7):1363-1380. [PDF]

Dierssen, H.M. and A.E. Theberge. 2014. Bathymetry: Assessing Methods. Encyclopedia of Natural Resources. Taylor & Francis Group. New York. [PDF]

Dierssen, H.M. and A.E. Theberge. 2014. Bathymetry: Features and Hypsography. Encyclopedia of Natural Resources. Taylor & Francis Group. New York. [PDF]

Dierssen, H.M. and A.E. Theberge. 2014. Bathymetry: History of Seafloor Mapping. Encyclopedia of Natural Resources. Taylor & Francis Group. New York. [PDF]

Gilerson, A.A., J. Stepinski,A.I. Ibrahim,Y. You, J.M. Sullivan, M.S. Twardowski, H.M. Dierssen, B. Russell, M.E. Cummings, P. Brady, S.A. Ahmed, and G.W. Kattawar. 2013. Benthic effects on the polarization of light in shallow waters. Appl. Optics. 52(36):8685-8705 [PDF]

Johnsen G, Z. Volent, H.M. Dierssen, R. Pettersen, M.V. Ardelan, F. Søreide, P. Fearns, M. Ludvigsen, and M. Moline. 2013. Underwater hyperspectral imagery to create biogeochemical maps of seafloor properties. Chapter 20. In Subsea Optics and Imaging. Ed. J. Watson and O. Zielinski. Woodhead Publishing. DOI : 10.1533/9780857093523.3.508. pp. 508-535. [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. Mengalt, N.B. Nelson, F.S. Patt, W.S. Robinson, J.S. Sarmiento, C.M. Swan, P.J. Werdell, T.K. Westberry, J.G. Wilding, J.A. Yoder. 2013. Regional to Global Assessments of Decadal Scale Phytoplankton Dynamics From The SeaWiFS Mission. Remote Sensing of the Environ. 135:77-91. [PDF]

Dierssen, H.M. 2013. Overview of hyperspectral remote sensing for mapping marine benthic habitats from airborne and underwater sensors. Ed. P. Mouroulis and T.S. Pagano. Proceedings of SPIE Imaging Spectrometry XVIII. San Diego, CA September, 2013. 8870-21. p. 1-7. [PDF]

Hovland, E.K., H.M. Dierssen, A.S. Foerreira, and G. Johnsen. 2013. Dynamics regulating major trends in Barents Sea temperatures and the subsequent effect on remotely sensed particulate inorganic carbon. Marine Ecol. Progr. Ser. 484:17-32. [PDF]

Dierssen, H.M. and K.L. Randolph. 2013. Remote Sensing of Ocean Color. Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology. Springer-Verlag. In press [PDF]

Aurin, D, and H. M. Dierssen. 2012. Remote sensing requirements for the optically complex waters of Long Island Sound. Remote Sensing of Environment. 125: 181-197 [PDF]

Rosa, R., Gonzales, L., H.M. Dierssen, and B. A. Seibel. 2012. Environmental determinants of latitudinal-size trends in cephalopods. Mar. Ecology Progress Series. 464: 153-165 [PDF]

Seibel, B. A., A. E. Mass, H.M. Dierssen. 2012. Energetic plasticity underlies a variable response to ocean acidification in the pteropod, Limacina helicina antarctica. PLoS ONE. 7(4). e30464. [PDF]

Maas, Amy E., L. E. Elder, H. M. Dierssen, and B. A. Seibel. 2011. The metabolic response of Antarctic pteropods (Mollusca: Gastropoda) to regional productivity: implications for biogeochemical cycles. Marine Ecol. Progr. Ser. 441: 129-139 [PDF]

Groundwater, H., M. Twardowski, H. Dierssen, A. Sciandra, S. Freeman. 2012. Determining oceanic particle size distributions and particle composition: a new SEM-EDS protocol with validation and comparison to other methods. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. 29: 433-449 [PDF]

You,Y., A. Tonizzo, A. Gilerson, M. E. Cummings, P. Brady, J. M. Sullivan, M. S. Twardowski, H. M. Dierssen, S. A. Ahmed, and G. W. Kattawar. 2011. Measurements and simulations of polarization states of underwater light in clear oceanic waters. Appl. Optics. 50, 4873-4893. [PDF]

Mcpherson, M., V.J. Hill, R.C. Zimmerman, and H.M. Dierssen. 2011. The optical properties of Greater Florida Bay: Implications for seagrass abundance. Estuaries and Coasts. DOI: 10.1007/s12237-011-9411-9. [PDF]

Dierssen, H.M. 2010. Perspectives on Empirical Approaches for Ocean Color Remote Sensing of Chlorophyll in a Changing Climate. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 107:17073-17078. [PDF]

Dierssen, H.M. R.C. Zimmerman, D. Burdige, and L. Drake. 2010. Benthic ecology from space: optics and net primary production in seagrass and benthic algae across the Great Bahama Bank. Marine Ecol. Progr. Ser. Marine Ecol. Prog. Ser. 411:1-15. Feature article. [PDF]

Buonassissi, C., and H. M. Dierssen. 2010. A Regional Comparison of Particle Size Distributions and the Power-law Approximation in Oceanic and Estuarine Surface Waters. J. Geophys. Res. 115:C10028. doi:10.1029/2010JC006256. [PDF]

Aurin, D, H. M. Dierssen, M.S. Twardowski and C.S. Roesler. 2010. Optical complexity in Long Island Sound and implications for coastal ocean color remote sensing, J. Geophys. Res., 115 (C07011), doi:10.1029/2009JC005837. [PDF]

Dierssen, H.M., R.C. Zimmerman, D. Burdige, and L. Drake. 2009. Potential export of unattached benthic macroalgae to the deep sea through wind-driven Langmuir circulation. Geophysical Research Letters. 36. L04602, doi:10.1029/2008GL036188 [PDF]

Seibel, B.A. and H. M. Dierssen. 2009. Animal function at the heart (and Gut) of Oceanography. Science. 323, 343-344. [PDF]

Dierssen, H.M., R.C. Zimmerman, and D. Burdige. 2009. Optical properties and remote sensing of high turbidity carbonate sediment whitings on the Great Bahama Bank and relationship to Langmuir Circulation. Biogeosciences. 6: 1–14 (also Biogeosciences Discussion 2008, 5, 444-455) [PDF]

Dierssen, H.M., J. Acker, S. Bernard, and G. Pitcher. 2008. Hazards: Natural and Man-Made. In Why Ocean Colour? The Societal Benefits of Ocean Colour Technology. Ed. Platt, T., N. Hoepffner, V. Stuart, and C. Brown. International Ocean Color Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Report number 67. p. 83-102. [PDF]

Rosa, R., Dierssen, H. M., Gonzales, L., and B. A. Seibel. 2008. Large scale diversity patterns of cephalopods in the Atlantic open ocean and deep-sea. Ecology. 89, 3449-3461. [PDF]

Rosa, R., Dierssen, H. M., Gonzales, L., and B. A. Seibel. 2008. Ecological biogeography of cephalopod mollusks in Atlantic Ocean: Historical and contemporary causes of coastal diversity patterns. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 17: 600-610. [PDF]

Gao, B., M.J. Montes, R. Li, H.M. Dierssen, and C.O. Davis. 2007. An atmospheric correction algorithm for remote sensing of bright coastal waters using MODIS land and ocean channels in the solar spectral region. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 45 (6): 1835-1843.[PDF]

Dierssen, H.M., Ryan, J., and R. Kudela. 2006. Red and black tides: Quantitative analysis of water-leaving radiance and perceived color for phytoplankton, colored dissolved organic matter, and suspended sediments. Limnology and Oceanography 55(6): 2646-2659.[PDF]

Carr, M.E. et al. 2006. A comparison of global estimates of marine primary production from ocean color. Deep Sea Research II. 53: 741-770. [PDF]

Ryan, J., H.M. Dierssen, R. Kudela, C.A. Scholin, K.S. Johnson, F.P. Chavez, J.M. Sullivan, et al. 2005. Coastal ocean physics and red tides: An example from Monterey Bay, California. Oceanography 18: 246-255. [PDF]

Trees, C.C., P.W. Bissett, H. Dierssen, D.D.R. Kohler, M.A. Moline, J.L. Mueller, R.E. Pieper, M.S. Twardowski, J.R.V. Zaneveld. 2005. Monitoring water transparency and diver visibility in ports and harbors using aircraft hyperspectral remote sensing. Photonics for Port and Harbor Security, edited by M.J. DeWeert and T.T. Saito, Proceedings of the SPIE 5780: 91-98.[PDF]

Dierssen, H.M. 2005. Women in Oceanography: Autobiographical Sketch. Oceanography. 18(1). 107. [PDF]

Seibel, B.A., and H.M. Dierssen. 2003. Tip of the iceberg: Cascading trophic impacts of B-15A in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Biol. Bulletin. 2025: 93-97. [PDF]

Dierssen, H.M., R.C. Zimmerman, R.A. Leathers, T.V. Downes, and C.O. Davis. 2003. Ocean color remote sensing of seagrass and bathymetry in the Bahamas Banks by high resolution airborne imagery. Limnology and Oceanography. 48 (1, part 2): 456-463. ( [PDF]

Dierssen, H.M., R.C. Smith, and M. Vernet. 2002. Glacial meltwater dynamics in coastal waters west of the Antarctic Peninsula. Proc. National Academy of Science. 99(4):1790-1795. [PDF]

Smith, R.C., K. Baker, H.M. Dierssen, S. Stammerjohn, M. Vernet. 2001. Variability of primary production in an Antarctic marine ecosystem as estimated using a multi-scale sampling strategy. American Zoologist. 41:40-56 [PDF]

Dierssen, H., and R. C. Smith. 2000. Bio-Optical properties and remote sensing ocean color algorithms for Antarctic Peninsula Waters. Journal of Geophysical Research. 105(C11): 26301-26312. [PDF]

Dierssen, H. M., M. Vernet, and R. C. Smith. 2000. Optimizing models for remotely estimating primary production in Antarctic coastal waters. Antarctic Science. 12:20-32. [PDF]

Dierssen, H. 2000. Ocean color remote sensing of chlorophyll and primary production west of the Antarctic Peninsula. PhD Thesis, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.

Dierssen, H.M., and R.C. Smith, Estimation of irradiance just below the air-water interface, in Proceedings Ocean Optics XIII, edited by S. Ackleson and R. Frouin, Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. for Opt. Eng., 2963, 204-209, 1996.

Smith, R. C., Dierssen, H. M., and Vernet, M., 1996, Phytoplankton biomass and productivity in the Western Antarctic Peninsula Region. Ross, R. M., Hofmann, E. E., and Quetin, L. B., ed., Foundations for Ecosystem Research West of the Antarctic Peninsula: AGU Antarctic Research Series.