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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1999
  • pp: 3199–3205

Algorithms for Ocean-Bottom Albedo Determination From In-Water Natural-Light Measurements

Robert A. Leathers and Norman J. McCormick  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 15, pp. 3199-3205 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.003199


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Abstract

A method for determining the ocean-bottom optical albedo Rb from in-water upward and downward irradiance measurements at a shallow site is presented, tested, and compared with a more familiar approach that requires additional measurements at a nearby deep-water site. Also presented are two new algorithms for estimating Rb from measurements of the downward irradiance and vertically upward radiance. All methods performed well in numerical situations at depths at which the influence of the bottom on the light field was significant.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems

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Robert A. Leathers and Norman J. McCormick, "Algorithms for Ocean-Bottom Albedo Determination From In-Water Natural-Light Measurements," Appl. Opt. 38, 3199-3205 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-15-3199

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