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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2011
  • pp: 335–346

Neutral points in an atmosphere–ocean system. 2: Downwelling light field

James T. Adams and Deric J. Gray  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 3, pp. 335-346 (2011)

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We use a Monte Carlo code that calculates the complete Stokes vector to predict the degree of polarization in the complete observable solid angle at any level in an atmosphere–ocean system. Using the Stokes vector components, we can find the positions of neutral points in a simulated plane-parallel atmosphere–ocean system for various conditions. We examine the locations and behavior of these neutral points for an observer placed directly above and beneath the air–water boundary and show how their positions are influenced by different atmospheric and oceanic conditions.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric scattering
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(290.1310) Scattering : Atmospheric scattering
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5855) Scattering : Scattering, polarization
(010.5620) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Radiative transfer

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: October 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2010
Published: January 17, 2011

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James T. Adams and Deric J. Gray, "Neutral points in an atmosphere–ocean system. 2: Downwelling light field," Appl. Opt. 50, 335-346 (2011)

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