To study the influence of sea waves on the irradiance received on a detector situated beneath the sea surface, we used a Monte Carlo simulation. The influence of wind speed on the directly transmitted and scattered light is shown. The comparison between these two mechanisms of energy transmission indicates the essential contribution of scattering.
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Y. Guern, J. Lotrian, A. Bideau-Mehu, and J. Cariou , "Irradiance of a laser beam through a wavy ocean surface," Appl. Opt. 24, 655-659 (1985)