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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1982
  • pp: 2489–2492

Exact 1-D solution to the problem of chlorophyll fluorescence from the ocean

George W. Kattawar and John C. Vastano  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp. 2489-2492 (1982)

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An exact 1-D solution has been obtained to the equations of radiative transfer for chlorophyll fluorescence from an infinitely deep ocean with a uniform distribution of fluorescing bodies. We have also found that the general solution could be reduced to a very simple expression for the case where absorption dominated over scattering. This allowed us to establish an upper bound on the difference in reflectivities for a very high chlorophyll concentration.

© 1982 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 27, 1982
Published: July 15, 1982

George W. Kattawar and John C. Vastano, "Exact 1-D solution to the problem of chlorophyll fluorescence from the ocean," Appl. Opt. 21, 2489-2492 (1982)

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