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 <i>in situ</i>.
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James T. Adams, Eyvind Aas, Niels K. Hjøerslev, 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)