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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 1 — Jan. 13, 2003
  • pp: 2–6

Modeling the remotely sensed optical contrast caused by oil suspended in the sea water column

Zbigniew Otremba and Jacek Piskozub  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 2-6 (2003)

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The reflectance of sea areas polluted by an oil-in-water emulsion was modeled using the radiance transfer Monte Carlo code. Example results of the contrast function parameterized by the observation angle for various angles of incident sunlight, various sea surface roughness states and two optically different types of seawaters are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(010.7340) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Water
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(350.4990) Other areas of optics : Particles

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Original Manuscript: November 20, 2002
Revised Manuscript: December 18, 2002
Published: January 13, 2003

Zbigniew Otremba and Jacek Piskozub, "Modeling the remotely sensed optical contrast caused by oil suspended in the sea water column," Opt. Express 11, 2-6 (2003)

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