Accession Number : ADA331368

Title :   Light Scattering Coefficient of Seawater for Arbitrary Concentrations of Hydrosols

Descriptive Note : Conference proceedings

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS COUPLED DYNAMIC PROCESSES SECTION

Personal Author(s) : Haltrin, Vladimir J.

PDF Url : ADA331368

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The scattering coefficient of seawater as a function of concentration of hydrosol particles is calculated. The approach used is based on the Maxwell's equations in a stochastically scattering seawater. The water is modeled as thermally fluctuated medium filled with the hydrosol particles. It is found that the scattering coefficient quadratically depends on concentration when the concentration of scatterers is very small. The scattering coefficient is linear to concentration of scatterers at values typical to the open ocean. At the values of concentrations typical to coastal waters the dependence on concentration weakens and reaches the saturation at very high values.

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *SEA WATER, LIGHT SCATTERING, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, COASTAL REGIONS, DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, COEFFICIENTS, MAXWELLS EQUATIONS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE