Absolute Calibration of a Scatterance Meter

  • Edward S. Fry
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 4)


A new method has been developed for determining the absolute calibration of a light-scattering meter. The method is applicable when the light source is a well-collimated beam of small diameter, such as from a laser. No special reflectance or transmittance standards are required and the method is simple to implement. The measured calibration factor includes refractive effects at water/glass/air interfaces as well as the changes in scattering volume with scattering angle.


Suspended Particulate Matter Oceanic Physic Phase Matrix Speckle Noise Absolute Calibration 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward S. Fry
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  1. 1.Texas A & M UniversityUSA

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