Measurements of the radiance and degree of polarization made in 1971 in the Mediterranean Sea are presented along with the simulation of all observed quantities by a Monte Carlo technique. It is shown that our independent scattering treatment utilizing a Stokes vector formalism to describe the polarization state of the light field produces remarkably good agreement with those values measured in situ.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 17, 2001
Revised Manuscript: February 5, 2002
Published: May 20, 2002
James T. Adams, Eyvind Aas, Niels K. Højerslev, and Bo Lundgren, "Comparison of radiance and polarization values observed in the Mediterranean Sea and simulated in a Monte Carlo model," Appl. Opt. 41, 2724-2733 (2002)