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)