Raman-scattering activity in clear ocean waters is documented for the visible spectrum from Monte Carlo simulations. The Raman-scattering activity has a significant effect on the upwelling irradiance value in air and on the submarine light field at the water surface across the visible spectrum. A reduction in Raman-scattering activity at 440 nm that is due to Fraunhofer lines at the Raman source wavelengths is also demonstrated. At wavelengths greater than 500 nm, Raman scattering makes a significant contribution to the in-water light field at depth.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 21, 1992
Published: November 20, 1993
Robert Hans Stavn, "Effects of Raman scattering across the visible spectrum in clear ocean water: a Monte Carlo study," Appl. Opt. 32, 6853-6863 (1993)