We will give an overview of the importance of polarization sensing in the atmosphere and ocean. The Stokes vector/Mueller matrix formalism is used to show how the method gives distinct advantages over ordinary radiance sensing.
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(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.5620) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Radiative transfer
(010.0280) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Remote sensing and sensors
G. Kattawar, "Genesis and Evolution of the Use of Polarization in Remote Sensing of Atmospheres and Oceans," in Advances in Imaging, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper HTuB1.
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