Accession Number : ADA322424

Title :   Bioluminescence Estimation Algorithms for In Situ Irradiances.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 89-30 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : McCormick, N. J.

PDF Url : ADA322424

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This optical oceanography project provided support to researchers doing ocean optics experiments by developing analytical methods for solving multiple-scattering inverse and forward problems of radiative transfer, including: (1) Solutions of inverse problems that can be used to determine the spatial dependence of internal sources and/or inherent optical properties (IOPs). The sources of interest can arise from inelastic scattering effects, bioluminescence, or fluorescence, while the IOPs of interest are the absorption and scattering coefficients and the scattering phase function. (2) Analytical solutions of forward problems that assist in the understanding of the underwater light field and in determining IOPS. Such problems typically involve measurements of the downward and/upward irradiances, and sometimes the corresponding scalar irradiances and selected radiances, followed by the determination of the spatial dependence of internal sources and/or optical properties.

Descriptors :   *ALGORITHMS, *OPTICAL RADAR, *OPTICAL PROPERTIES, *OPTICS, *SCATTERING, *BIOLUMINESCENCE, FUNCTIONS, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, FORWARD AREAS, FLUORESCENCE, RADIATIVE TRANSFER, ESTIMATES, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), OPTICAL ANALYSIS, INTERNAL, COEFFICIENTS, RADIANCE, INVERSION, SCALAR FUNCTIONS, ABSORPTION, OCEANS, UNDERWATER LIGHT, OCEANOGRAPHY, INELASTIC SCATTERING.

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE