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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1981
  • pp: 3176–3183

Broadband reflectance and emissivity of specular and rough water surfaces

Miriam Sidran  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 20, Issue 18, pp. 3176-3183 (1981)

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Complex indices of refraction for water near 25°C were obtained from six references, and the most representative values in the wavelength range of 2000 Å to 5 cm were selected. These were used to study the polarized reflectance and emissivity of both specular and wind-roughened surfaces as functions of wavelength and viewing angle. Applications to remote sensing of sea surface temperature and wave state are discussed, including effects of salinity.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 13, 1981
Published: September 15, 1981

Miriam Sidran, "Broadband reflectance and emissivity of specular and rough water surfaces," Appl. Opt. 20, 3176-3183 (1981)

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