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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2877–2878

Reflection of light from semi-infinite turbid media

Alexander A. Kokhanovsky  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 2877-2878 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.15.002877


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Abstract

The simple equation for the spherical albedo of a semi-infinite turbid medium is obtained. The accuracy of the approximation was studied with the numerical solution of the radiative transfer equation. The error is smaller than 10% for water clouds in the visible and the near infrared.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media

History
Original Manuscript: December 2, 1997
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 1998
Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 1998
Published: November 1, 1998

Citation
Alexander A. Kokhanovsky, "Reflection of light from semi-infinite turbid media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 2877-2878 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-15-11-2877


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References

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