The application of Raman scattering to remote sensing of subsurface water temperature and salinity is considered, and both theoretical and experimental aspects of the technique are discussed. Recent experimental field measurements obtained in coastal waters and on a trans-Atlantic/Mediterranean research cruise are correlated with theoretical expectations. It is concluded that the Raman technique for remote sensing of subsurface water temperature has been brought from theoretical and laboratory stages to the point where practical utilization can now be developed.
© 1979 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 21, 1978
Published: June 1, 1979
D. A. Leonard, B. Caputo, and F. E. Hoge, "Remote sensing of subsurface water temperature by Raman scattering," Appl. Opt. 18, 1732-1745 (1979)