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Polarization of light in the atmosphere and ocean

  • George W. KattawarEmail author
  • Ping Yang
  • Yu You
  • Lei Bi
  • Yu Xie
  • Xin Huang
  • Souichiro Hioki
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

In this chapter, we will present a brief history of polarization, a short description of the Stokes parameter–Mueller matrix representation of polarized light, and techniques for using polarization for remote sensing of both the atmosphere and the ocean. For a collection of the diverse applications of polarization, the reader is referred to the excellent books by Gehrels (1974) and Mishchenko et al. (2010).

Keywords

Solar Zenith Angle Neutral Point Stokes Parameter Polarization Pattern Principal Plane 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • George W. Kattawar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ping Yang
    • 2
  • Yu You
    • 1
  • Lei Bi
    • 2
  • Yu Xie
    • 2
  • Xin Huang
    • 2
  • Souichiro Hioki
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics & AstronomyTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.Department of Atmospheric SciencesTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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