The authors thank the readers who submitted corrections and comments.

**Title page**

The address of M. Jonasz should read: MJC Optical Technology, Beaconsfield, QC, Canada

**Acknowledgments**

The authors of this monograph have recently noticed that in the rush of the final copy editing, a thankful acknowledgement to Prof. Emmanuel Boss, who has kindly and thoroughly reviewed an early version of the manuscript, was regretfully omitted.

**p. 7**

The first full paragraph - sentence "The Feynman diagram on the *right-hand* side of Fig. 1. 1 shows the absorption process" should read "The Feynman diagram on the *left-hand* side of Fig. 1. 1 shows the absorption process" (the correction is italicised).

**p. 54**

The sentence: "The experimental values of *Morel* (1974) and *Pike* et al (1975) are shown in the first column of Table 2.1" in the paragraph following Equation 2.55 should read: "The experimental values of *Morel* (1974) and *Pike* et al (1975) are shown in the first column of Table 2.3" (the correction is highlighted red).

**pp. 117, 118**

Errors in equations 3.63, 3.64, and 3.70 to 3.73, spotted by Alina Gainusa Bogdan, have been corrected in a separate document

**p. 199** (~ center of page)

Sentence: "Hence, the difference M_{11} −M_{22} = a_{1} −a_{1} is a measure of the non-sphericity of the particles." should read: "Hence, the difference M_{11} −M_{22} = a_{1} −a_{2} is a measure of the non-sphericity
of the particles."

**p. 204**

Notation *I*_{u/2} in the second line of the right hand side of Eq. 4.92 should read *I*_{u}/2, as it should be obvious from the context.

The last phrase in this page (just before Eq. 4.95) should read: "or we can perform another measurement with the linear *analyzer oriented* perpendicular to the scattering plane and obtain" (the correction is italicised).

**p. 205**

Notation *I*_{u/2} in the second line of the right hand side of Eq. 4.97 should read *I*_{u}/2, as it should be obvious from the context.

**p. 206**

Equation 4.102 should read: *I ^{ s}*

Equation 4.103: A factor of 2 in the right-hand side should be replaced by 1 /

**p. 211**

Table 4.2 -

"The particle scattering *phase* functions" should be replaced by "The particle *volume scattering* functions" (the correction is italicised).

The second set of column headings "Clear water"' and "Turbid seawater" should be offset right by a column width.

**p. 212**

Fig. 4.25. "The *phase* functions ..." in the last sentence of the caption should be replaced by "The *volume scattering* functions ..." (the correction is italicised).

**p. 227**

Fig. 4.31. As noted by Michael Twardowski, the *m*_{12} data of Voss KJ and Fry 1984 [Voss K. J., Fry E. S. 1984. Measurement of the Mueller matrix for ocean water. Appl. Opt. 23, 4427-4439] in the top-right panel are displaced right by 5 degrees. Hence, the minimum is incorrectly showing at 95 to 100 degrees instead of 90 to 95 degrees.

**p. 251**

Eq. 4.134. The last term of the first line of this equation should read: ... - (*u*^{2}/4)(1- *δ ^{ v }*). The variable missing in the book version of this equation is highlighted red.

**p. 273**

The units of distributions of particle volume, *v*(*D*), and cross section, *c*(*D*), in the second paragraph of this page, just above equation 5.5, are incorrect, as noted by Wayne Slade. These units should be [µm^{2} cm^{-3}] and [µm^{1} cm^{-3}], respectively. Indeed, in the case of *v*(*D*) we have:

*v*(*D*) [µm^{2} cm^{-3}] = (*π* / 6) *D*^{3} *n*(*D*) [µm^{3} x µm^{-1} cm^{-3} = µm^{2} cm^{-3}]

where *n*(*D*) [µm^{-1} cm^{-3}] is the particle size distribution, as defined by equation 5.1 in page 271. This is consistent with the following identity:

*dv* [µm^{3} cm^{-3}] = *v*(*D*) *dD* [µm^{2} cm^{-3} x µm = µm^{3} cm^{-3}]

where, *dv* is the volume concentration, per unit volume of the medium, of particles with sizes in the range of *D* to *D* + *dD*.

**p. 402** (bottom)

The last phrase on this page: "since the denominator approximates var(*h _{i}*) when deviations" should read: "since the numerator approximates var(

**p. 405** (bottom)

In the inline equation var[*n*(*D*)] = var[*N*(*D* + *dD*)] + var[*n*(*D*)], there should be a capital *N* in the last term.

**p. 424**

Eqs. 5.173 and 5. 174 apply to the (-1)-th order generalized log-normal particle size distribution (*see*, for example, Casperson LW 1977 [Casperson L. W. 1977. Light extinction in polydisperse particulate systems. Appl. Opt. 16, 3183-3189.]), not to the 0-th order mostly discussed in this section.

**p. 426**

Eq. 5.177, replace 4 by 2 in the denominator.

**p. 459**

Eq. 6.24, the exponent in the "*n*_{8}" term should be -2, not -4, as noted by Michael Twardowski.

**p. 461**

Table 6.6, in the caption of this table, "equation (6.19)" should read "equation (6.24)", as noted by Michael Twardowski.

**p. 523**

In Eq. 6.77, the symbol *P* means the projected area of a particle.

**INDEX**

light scattering by living cell components 529 (page number should be replaced by 541).