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Publications of David Bowers

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Peer Reviewed Journal Papers

Roberts, E. M., Bowers, D. G. and Davies, A. J. (2018).
Tidal modulation of seabed light and its implications for benthic algae. Limnol. Oceanogr., 63(1), 91-106, doi:10.1002/lno.10616 (id:2699)

Howlett, E.R., D.G. Bowers, J. Malarkey and C.F. Jago, 2015.
Stratification in the presence of an axial convergent front: Causes and implications. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 161, 1-10.
PDF or website (id:2548)

Asmala, E, Bowers, DG, Autio, R, Kaartokallio, H and Thomas, DN. 2014.
Qualitative changes of riverine dissolved organic matter at low salinities due to flocculation. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 119, 1919-1933. (id:2629)

Chong, Y-J., E. Khan, P. Scheelbeek, A.P. Butler, D.G. Bowers, P. Vineis (2014)
Climate change and salinity in drinking water as a global problem: using remote sensing methods to monitor surface water salinity. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35(4) 1585-1599 (id:2367)

Macdonald, R.G., Bowers, D.G., McKee, D., Nimmo-Smith, W.A.M., Graham, G. (2014)
Diurnal vertical migration maintains phytoplankton position in a tidal channel with residual flow, Marine Ecology Progress Series. 509 113-126 (id:2368)

Roberts, E.M., Bowers, D.G. and Davies, A.J. (2014).
Springs-neaps cycles in daily total seabed light: Daylength-induced changes. Journal of Marine Systems, 132, 116-129. (id:2396)

Asmala E, DG Bowers, R Autio, H Kaartokallio and DN Thomas. 2014.
Flocculation of riverine humic-rich dissolved organic matter at low salinities. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences,doi: 10.1002/2014JG002722 (id:2454)

Bowers, D.G., Macdonald, R.G., McKee, D.G., Nimmo-Smith, W.A.M., Graham, G. (2013)
On the formation of tide-produced seiches and double high waters in coastal seas, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 134, 108 - 116. (id:2375)

Bowers, D.G., Roberts, E.M., White, M. and Moate, B.D. (2013).
Water masses, mixing, and the flow of dissolved organic carbon through the Irish Sea. Continental Shelf Research, 58, 12-20. (id:2369)

Braithwaite, K.M., D.G.Bowers, W.A.M.Nimmo-Smith and G.W.Graham (2012)
Controls on floc growth in an energetic tidal channel. Journal of Geophysical Research, doi 10.1029/2011 JC007094 (id:2372)

Graham, G.W., E.J. Davies, W.A.M. Nimmo-Smith, D.G. Bowers and K.M. Braithwaite (2012)
Interpreting LISST-100X measurements of particles with complex shape using digital in-line holography. Journal of Geophysical Research, doi 10.1029/2011JC007613 (id:2371)

Hoguane, A. M., Green, C. L., Bowers, D. G., and Nordes, S. I. J. (2012)
A note on using a digital camera to measure suspended sediment load in Maputo Bay, Mozambique. Remote Sensing Letters, 3:3, 259-266. (id:1940)

Moate, BD, Bowers, DG and Thomas, DN. 2012.
Measurements of mineral particle absorption properties in turbid estuaries: intercomparison of methods and implications for optical inversions. Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science, 99 95-107
PDF or website (id:1977)

Bowers, D.G. and K.M. Braithwaite (2011)
Evidence that satellites sense cross sectional area of particles in suspension better than their mass. Geo-Marine Letters, DOI: 10.1007/s00367-011-0259-6 (id:2376)

Bowers, D.G., I. MD-Suffian and E.G. Mitchelson Jacob (2011)
Bio-optical properties of East Coast Malaysia water in relation to remote sensing of chlorophyll. International Journal of Remote Sensing, DOI:10.1080/01431161.2011.584917 (id:2377)

Bowers, D.G., K.M.Braithwaite, W.A.M.Nimmo-Smith and G.W.Graham (2011)
Optical efficiency of flocs in shelf seas and estuaries. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 91, 341-350 (id:2378)

Bowers, D.G. and J.M.Brubaker (2010)
Tidal amplification of seabed light. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, c09008 doi: 10.1029/2009JC005785 (id:2379)

Braithwaite, K.M., D.G.Bowers, W.A.M. Nimmo-Smith, G.W.Graham, Y.C.Agrawal and O.A.Mikkelsen (2010)
Observations of particle density and scattering in the Tamar estuary. Marine Geology, 277, 1-10 (id:2380)

Bowers, D.G., K.M.Braithwaite, W.A.M.Nimmo-Smith and G.W.Graham (2009)
Light scattered by particles suspended in the sea: the role of particle size and density. Continental Shelf Research, 29, 1748-1755 (id:2382)

Goddijn, L.M., D.Dailloux, M.White and D.G.Bowers (2009)
Fundamentals of in situ digital camera methodology for water quality monitoring in coast and ocean. Sensors, 9, 5825-5843, doi 10.3390/S90705825 (id:2381)

Hulatt, C, DN Thomas, DG Bowers, L Norman and C Zheng. 2009.
Exudation and decomposition of coloured dissolved organic matter (CDOM) from some macroalgae. Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science. 84, 147-153
PDF or website (id:1732)

E van der Lee, DG Bowers and E Kyte (2009).
Remote sensing of temporal and spatial patterns of suspended particle size in the Irish Sea in relation to the Kolmogorov microscale. Continental Shelf Research, 29, 1213-1225. (id:1803)

Ellis, KM; Binding, CE; Bowers, DG, JH Simpson (2008).
A model of turbidity maximum maintenance in the Irish Sea Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science Volume: 76 Pages: 765-774 (id:1635)

Bowers, D.G and Brett, H.L. (2008)
The relationship between CDOM and salinity in estuaries: an analytical and graphical solution. Journal of Marine Systems, 73, 1-2, Pages 1 -7
PDF or website (id:1356)

Bowers, D.G, Binding, C.E. and Ellis, K.M. (2007)
Satellite remote sensing of the geographical distribution of suspended particle size in an energetic shelf sea. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Sciences, 73, 457-466 (id:1355)

Bowers, D.G. and Binding, C.E. (2006)
Optical properties of mineral suspended particles in the sea: a review and synthesis. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 67, 219-230. (id:15)

Brockway, R., Bowers, D., Hoguane, A., Dove, V. and Vassele, V. (2006)
A note on salt intrusion in funnel shaped estuaries: applications to the Incomati Estuary, Mozambique. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 66, 1-5. (id:16)

Binding, C.E., Bowers, D.G. and Mitchelson-Jacob, E.G. (2005)
Estimating suspended sediment concentrations from ocean colour measurements in moderately turbid waters; the impact of variable particle scattering properties. Remote Sensing of Environment, 94(3), 373-383. (id:101)

Bowers, D.G., Ellis, K.M. and Jones, S.E. (2005)
Isolated turbidity maxima in Shelf Seas. Continental Shelf Research, 25, 1071-1080. (id:103)

Hakansson, B. and Bowers, D.G. (2005)
Baltic Sea remote sensing and bio-optical modelling – guest editor’s preface. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26, 231. (id:129)

White, M., Feighery, L., Bowers, D., O’Riain, G. and Bowyer, P. (2005)
Using a digital camera for water quality and river plume measurements in the coastal zone. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26, 4405-4419. (id:191)

Bowers, D.G. and Brubaker, J.M. (2004)
Underwater sunlight maxima in the Menai Strait. Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, 6, 684n689. (id:213)

Bowers, D.G., Evans, D., Thomas, D.N., Ellis, K. and Williams, P.J.leB. 2004
Interpreting the colour of an estuary. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 59, 13-20.
PDF or website (id:214)

Ellis, K.M., Bowers, D.G. and Jones, S.E. (2004)
A study of the temporal variability in particle size in a high energy regime. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 61, 311-315. (id:225)

Binding, C.E. and Bowers, D.G (2003)
Measuring the salinity of the Clyde Sea from remotely sensed ocean colour. Estuarine,Coastal and Shelf Science, 57, 605-611. (id:1352)

Binding, C.E., Bowers, D.G. and Mitchelson-Jacob, E.G. (2003)
An algorithm for the retrieval of suspended sediment concentrations in the Irish Sea from SeaWiFS ocean colour satellite imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing 24(19), 3791-3806. (id:1135)

Bowers, D.G (2003)
A simple turbulent energy-based model of fine suspended sediments in the Irish Sea. Continental Shelf Research, 23, 1495-1505 (id:1354)

Kratzer,S., Buchan,S. and Bowers, D.G. (2003)
Testing long term trends in turbidity in the Menai Strait, North Wales. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 56, 221-226 (id:1351)

Bowers,D.G., Gaffney,S. , White,M. and Bowyer,P. (2002)
Turbidity in the southern Irish Sea. Continental Shelf Research, 22, 2115-2126 (id:1350)

Bowers, D.G., Kratzer, S., Morrison, J.R., Smith, P.S.D., Tett, P.B., Walne, A.W. and Wild-Allen, K. (2001)
On the calibration and use of in situ Ocean Colour measurements for monitoring algal blooms. International Journal of Remote Sensing, Special Issue on Algal Blooms, 22, 359–368. (id:296)

Siddorn, J.R., Bowers, D.G. and Hoguane, A.M. (2001)
Detecting the Zambezi River Plume using Observed Optical Properties. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 42, 942–950. (id:384)

Bowers, D.G., Harker, G.E.L., Smith, P.S.D. and Tett, P. (2000)
Optical properties of a region of freshwater influence (the Clyde Sea). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 50, 717–726. (id:423)

Kratzer, S., Bowers, D.G. and Tett, P.B. (2000)
The annual cycle of water colour and its interpretation in optical case–2 waters. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 21, 2225–2246. (id:460)

Hoguane, A.M., Hill, A.E., Simpson, J.H. and Bowers, D.G. (1999)
Diurnal and tidal variation of temperature and salinity in the Ponta Rasa Mangrove Swamp, Mozambique. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 49, 251–264. (id:553)

Williams, P. J. Le B. and Bowers, D. G. (1999)
Regional Carbon Imbalances in the Oceans. Science 284 173-174 (id:1241)

Bowers,D.G., Boudjelas, S. and Harker, G.E.L. (1998)
The distribution of fine suspended sediments in the surface waters of the Irish Sea and its relationship to tidal stirring. International Journal of Remote Sensing,19, 2789-2805 (id:1349)

Bowers,D.G. and Al-Barakati, A.(1997)
Tidal rectification over drying estuarine sandbanks. Estuaries, 20, 559-568 (id:1347)

Bowers,D.G., Tett, P. and Walne, A.W. (1997)
A note on sea bed illumination in shallow tidal seas. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, 77, 921-928. (id:1348)

Wild, K., Tett, P. and D.Bowers (1997)
Observations of diffuse upwelling irradiance and chlorophyll in case 1 waters near the Canary Islands (Spain). Optics and Laser Technology, 29, 3-8. (id:1346)

Bowers D. G. and E. G. Mitchelson-Jacob (1996).
Inherent optical properties of the Irish Sea determined from underwater irradiance measurements. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 43, 433-447. (id:1140)

Bowers, D.G., Harker, G.E.L. and B.Stephan (1996)
Absorption spectra of inorganic particles in the Irish sea and their relevance to remote sensing of chlorophyll. International Journal of Remote Sensing,17, 2449-2460 (id:1345)

Smith P. S. D., D. G. Bowers and E. G. Mitchelson-Jacob, (1996)
Optical determination of phytoplankton floristic composition. SPIE 2963, Ocean Optics XIII, 532-537. (id:1166)

Elliott, A.J., Bowers, D.G. and Jones, B. (1995)
Tidal currents near Bardsey Sound. The Hydrographic Journal, 78,13-18 (id:1344)

Bowers, D.G. and Lwiza, K.M.M. (1994)
The temperature minimum at tidal fronts. Annales Geophysicae,12, 683-687 (id:1343)

Hill, A.E., James, I.D., Linden, P.F., Matthews, J.P., Prandle, D., Simpson, J.H., Gmitrowicz, E.M., Smeed, D.A., Lwiza, K.M.M., Durazo, R., Fox, A.D. and Bowers, D.G. (1993)
Dynamics of tidal mixing fronts in the North Sea. Phil.Trans.R.Soc.Lond., A,343,431-446

Weeks, A.R., Simpson, J.H. and Bowers, D.(1993)
The relationship between concentrations of suspended particulate material and tidal processes in the Irish Sea. Continental Shelf Research, 13,1325-1334 (id:1342)

Bowers, D.G.,T.P.Rippeth and J.H.Simpson (1991)
Tidal friction in a sea with two equal semi-diurnal tidal constituents. Continental Shelf Research, 11,203-209 (id:1338)

Lwiza,K.M.M.,Bowers, D.G and J.H.Simpson (1991)
Residual and tidal flow at a tidal mixing front in the North Sea. Continental Shelf Research, 11, 1379-1395. (id:1339)

Bowers,D.G. and G.W.Lennon (1990)
Tidal progression in a near-resonant system - a case study from South Australia. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 30, 17-34. (id:1334)

Bowers,D.G. and J.H.Simpson (1990)
Geographical variations in the seasonal heat cycle in N.W.European shelf seas. Continental Shelf Research, 10,185-199 (id:1336)

Nunes Vaz, R.A.,G.W.Lennon and Bowers, D.G (1990)
Physical behaviour of a large, negative or inverse estuary. Continental Shelf Research, 10,277-304 (id:1337)

Bowers, D.G. and G.W.Lennon (1987)
Observations of stratified flow over a bottom gradient in a coastal sea. Continental Shelf Research, 7, 1105-1126 (id:1330)

Bowers, D.G. and J.H.Simpson (1987)
The mean position of tidal fronts in European-shelf seas. Continental Shelf research,7,35-44 (id:1329)

Lennon,G.W., Bowers, D.G, R.A.Nunes, B.D.Scott, M.Ali, J.Boyle, Cai Wenju, M.Herzfeld, G.Johansson, S.Nield, P.Petrusevics, P.Stephenson, A.A.Suskin and S.E.A.Wijffels (1987)
Gravity currents and the release of salt from an inverse estuary, Nature, 327, 695-697 (id:1331)

Simpson, J.H. and Bowers, D.G (1984)
The role of tidal stirring in controlling the seasonal heat cycle in shelf seas. Annales Geophysicae, 2, 411-416 (id:1327)

Simpson, J.H. and Bowers, D.G (1981)
Models of stratification and frontal movement in shelf seas. Deep Sea Research, 28A, 727-738 (id:1324)

Simpson, J.H. and Bowers, D.G (1979)
Shelf sea fronts' adjustments revealed by satellite IR imagery. Nature, 280, 648-651 (id:1323)


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DN Thomas and DG Bowers. 2012. Introducing Oceanography. 151 pages. Dunedin Academic Press Ltd. ISBN 9781780460017.
PDF or website (id:2312)

Book Chapters

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Bowers, D.G. (2013)
Optical techniques in studying suspended sediments, turbulence and mixing. Chapter 18 in Subsea Optics, edited by J.Watson and O. Zielinski, Woodhead publishers. (id:2370)

Bowers, D.G. (1990)
Models of density current outflows from inverse estuaries, with application to Spencer Gulf, South Australia. in: Focus on modelling marine systems, volume 2, CRC State-of-the art series on numerical modelling in marine systems. A.M.Davies, editor. (id:1335)

Simpson,J.H. and Bowers, D.G (1990)
Databank oceanography: testing models of the seasonal heat cycle in shelf seas. in: Physics of shallow seas; Wang Huatong, Wang Jingyong and Dai Hua, editors. China Ocean Press, Beijing. (id:1333)

Additional Publications

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Green, J. A. M., Davies, A.G. , Bowers, D.G. , Zhu, F. , Ward, S.L. and Porter, K. 2013
Briefing: Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference 2012. Maritime Engineering, DOI: 10.1680/maen.2012.28. (id:2138)

DG Bowers, E Kyte and EG Mitchelson-Jacob (2007)
Spectral fitting techniques in turbid water. IEEE conference proceedings Oceans 07 Aberdeen isbn 1-4244-0635-8 IEEE catalogue number 07EX1527C library of congress 2006932314 (id:1204)

White, M., Bowers, D., Gaffney, S., and Bowyer, P. (2003)
Interannual variability in Irish Sea turbidity and relation to wind strength. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 103B, 83-90 (id:1353)

Bowers,D.G. and S.Boudjelas (1992)
Periodic variations in the reflectance of the Irish sea. European Geophysical Society, Newsletter 42 (abstract only). (id:1340)

Wegener,M.,G.Lennon, D.Bowers, J.Brandwyk,G.Wilkins, P.Petrusevics, D.Clift and A.Tickner (1987)
Non-tracking antennae systems for the aquisition of NOAA HRPT data. 3rd Space Engineering symposium, Canberra, Australia. (id:1332)

Petrusevics, P., Bowers, D.G and G.W.Lennon (1986)
Temperature measurements in the upper sea. Proceedings of the first Australian AVHRR conference, Perth. (id:1328)

Bowers, D.G., P.J.E.Crook and J.H.Simpson (1982)
An evaluation of sea surface temperature estimates from the AVHRR. in Remote Sensing and the atmosphere. Proceedings of the annual technical conference of the Remote Sensing Society. (id:1326)

Simpson, J.H. and Bowers, D.G (1982)
On the use of infra-red imagery to study the surface temperature of the shelf seas. in Proceedings in Marine Remote Sensing, F.John Vernberg and F.P.Diemer, editors, University of South Carolina Press (id:1325)

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