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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 2000
  • pp: 1872–1878

Self-shading of upwelling irradiance for an instrument with sensors on a sidearm

Jacek Piskozub, Alison R. Weeks, Jill N. Schwarz, and Ian S. Robinson  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 12, pp. 1872-1878 (2000)

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The self-shading measurement error of the upwelling irradiance that is due to the presence of the instrument housing of an optical spectrometer with the irradiance meter located on a sidearm was calculated with a Monte Carlo code. The dependence of the effect on the instrument dimensions, the values of real optical parameters, sea-surface roughness, and Sun zenith angle were all studied to estimate maximum errors for two possible configurations of a proposed new marine spectrophotometer.

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OCIS Codes
(000.2170) General : Equipment and techniques
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments

Original Manuscript: June 11, 1999
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2000
Published: April 20, 2000

Jacek Piskozub, Alison R. Weeks, Jill N. Schwarz, and Ian S. Robinson, "Self-shading of upwelling irradiance for an instrument with sensors on a sidearm," Appl. Opt. 39, 1872-1878 (2000)

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