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Ocean Color Calculations

  • Gilbert N. Plass
  • Terry J. Humphreys
  • George W. Kattawar
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 13)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Radiative Transfer Zenith Angle Ocean Surface Matrix Operator Critical Angle 
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References

  1. 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
  2. Plass, G.N., Kattawar, G.W. and Catchings, F.E., 1973a, “Matrix Operator Theory of Radiative Transfer: I Rayleigh Scattering (Planetary Atmospheres),” Applied Optics, 12, 314–328.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Plass, G.N., Kattawar, G.W. and Catchings, F.E., 1973b, “Matrix Operator Theory of Radiative Transfer: II Scattering From Marine Haze,” Applied Optics, 12 1071–1084.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Plass, G.N., Humphreys, T.J. and Kattawar, G.W., 1978, “Color of the Ocean,” Applied Optics, 17, 1432–1446.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gilbert N. Plass
    • 1
  • Terry J. Humphreys
    • 1
  • George W. Kattawar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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