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)