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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2009
  • pp: 5337–5347

Multiresolution infrared optical properties for Gaussian sea surfaces: theoretical validation in the one-dimensional case

Sandrine Fauqueux, Karine Caillault, Pierre Simoneau, and Luc Labarre  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 28, pp. 5337-5347 (2009)

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The validation of the multiresolution model of sea surface infrared optical properties developed at ONERA is investigated in the one-dimensional case by comparison with a reference model, using a submillimeter discretization of the surface. Having expressed the optical properties, we detail the characteristics of each model. A set of numerical tests is made for various wind speeds, resolutions, and realizations of the sea surface. The tests show a good agreement between the results except for grazing angles, where the impact of multiple reflections and the effects of adjacent rough surfaces on shadow have to be investigated.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.5490) General : Probability theory, stochastic processes, and statistics
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)
(240.5770) Optics at surfaces : Roughness
(260.3060) Physical optics : Infrared
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: January 27, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 1, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 2, 2009
Published: September 21, 2009

Sandrine Fauqueux, Karine Caillault, Pierre Simoneau, and Luc Labarre, "Multiresolution infrared optical properties for Gaussian sea surfaces: theoretical validation in the one-dimensional case," Appl. Opt. 48, 5337-5347 (2009)

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