Accession Number : ADA321325

Title :   Ocean Optical Modeling: Light Field Structure, Internal Radiant Emission, and Vertical Inhomogeneities.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1990-94,

Corporate Author : NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT GREENSBORO DEPT OF BIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Stavn, Robert H.

PDF Url : ADA321325

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : This report documents the controlling effects of light field geometry and internal radiant emission on the apparent optical properties used to construct simplified optical inversion algorithms for Case 1 waters. Monte Carlo simulations utilizing the accepted physical properties of the water molecule and suspended matter are utilized to solve the Radiative Transfer Equation and generate apparent optical properties. Water Raman scattering activity is documented in clear ocean waters and algorithms proposed to evaluate water Raman scattering quantitatively. The geometry of light fields from open ocean to Case 1 coastal waters is evaluated relative to individual volume scattering functions of hydrosol components. From this information, correction factors are proposed for remote-sensing algorithms that invert the radiance-irradiance field to retrieve the backscattering coefficient.

Descriptors :   *LIGHT SCATTERING, *OCEAN MODELS, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, OCEAN SURFACE, BACKSCATTERING, MONTE CARLO METHOD, RADIANCE, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, REFLECTANCE, SOLAR RADIATION, AIR WATER INTERACTIONS, SEA WATER, REMOTE DETECTION, RAMAN SPECTRA, OPEN WATER.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE