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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 14 — Jul. 12, 2004
  • pp: 3144–3148

Effect of 3-D instrument casing shape on the self-shading of in-water upwelling irradiance

Jacek Piskozub  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 14, pp. 3144-3148 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.003144


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Abstract

The self-shading measurement error of the upwelling irradiance caused by the presence of a typical cylindrical housing of an optical instrument was calculated with the 3-D Monte-Carlo code as a function of the housing dimensions and of the optical parameters of seawater. The resulting values were compared to the self-shading error for a flat disk of the same diameter, originally used to establish self-shading error estimations universally used in marine optics. The results show that the self-shading of upwelling irradiance is underestimated by up to 25% producing a significant underestimation of the measured upwelling irradiance, and therefore reflectance, especially in turbid waters.

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OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(120.5630) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Radiometry
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: May 25, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2004
Published: July 12, 2004

Citation
Jacek Piskozub, "Effect of 3-D instrument casing shape on the self-shading of in-water upwelling irradiance," Opt. Express 12, 3144-3148 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-14-3144


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