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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1994
  • pp: 3276–3278

Estimation of the absorption and the scattering coefficients of natural waters by use of underwater irradiance measurements

John T. O. Kirk  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 33, Issue 15, pp. 3276-3278 (1994)

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The graphic presentation of relationships between a, b, R, and μ ¯ in a previously published nomogram on calculation of inherent optical properties [Aust. J. Mar. Freshwater Res. 32, 533 (1981)] are replaced by explicit mathematical expressions.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 30, 1993
Revised Manuscript: November 19, 1993
Published: May 20, 1994

John T. O. Kirk, "Estimation of the absorption and the scattering coefficients of natural waters by use of underwater irradiance measurements," Appl. Opt. 33, 3276-3278 (1994)

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