Ocean Color Calculations
A matrix operator method (Plass et al, 1973a, 1973b; Kattawar et al, 1980) has been developed which calculates accurately the radiance and irradiance based on an atmosphere-ocean model. The reflection and refraction of the radiation at the ocean surface is taken into account. The distribution of scattering and absorbing centers may vary within the atmosphere and ocean, while the scattering is represented by Mie phase functions. A bottom surface to the ocean with any desired albedo may also be introduced into the model.
KeywordsRadiative Transfer Zenith Angle Ocean Surface Matrix Operator Critical Angle
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- Kattawar, G.W., Humphreys, T.J., Plass, G.N., White, M.B. and Stevenson, R.E., 1980, “Radiative Transfer in an Atmosphere-Ocean System: A Matrix Operator Approach,” SPIE Ocean Optics, 5, 160, 123–131.Google Scholar