Accession Number : ADA289790

Title :   Predicting Polarized Light Scattering by Marine Micro-Organism. Annual Reports 1993-1994.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Mar 92-28 Feb 94,

Corporate Author : TENNESSEE STATE UNIV NASHVILLE DEPT OF PHYSICS MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIEN CE

Personal Author(s) : Hull, Patricia G.

PDF Url : ADA289790

Report Date : 28 FEB 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : To understand and quantify light scattering from ensembles of irregularly- shaped objects. To characterize the effect of ensembles of micro-organisms on the propagation of polarized light through sea water. To determine the feasibility of detecting particle orientation and to assess the importance of scattering to underwater imaging techniques and irradiance calculations. To develop a numerical or analytical model that predicts angle-dependent scattering of polarized light from ensembles of non-spherical marine organisms and marine detritus. To verify and examine the validity and range of applications of the model by comparison with exact calculations and/or experimental results as appropriate. To apply the model to investigate the effects caused by the orientation of ensembles of non-spherical particles, and to determine the feasibility of detecting orientation by measuring scattering matrix elements that are normally zero. JMD

Descriptors :   *LIGHT SCATTERING, *POLARIZATION, *AQUATIC ORGANISMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SCATTERING, COMPUTATIONS, SHAPE, LIGHT, ORIENTATION(DIRECTION), PARTICLES, RADIANCE, IMAGES, SEA WATER, UNDERWATER.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE