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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 8 — Apr. 19, 2004
  • pp: 1671–1676

Modelling the bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) of seawater polluted by an oil film

Zbigniew Otremba and Jacek Piskozub  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 8, pp. 1671-1676 (2004)

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The Bi-directional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) of both clean seawaters and those polluted with oil film was determined using the Monte Carlo radiative transfer technique in which the spectrum of complex refractive index of Romashkino crude oil and the optical properties of case II water for chosen wavelengths was considered. The BRDF values were recorded for 1836 solid angular sectors of throughout the upper hemisphere. The visibility of areas polluted with oil observed from various directions and for various wavelengths is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(330.1800) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - contrast sensitivity

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 11, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 29, 2004
Published: April 19, 2004

Zbigniew Otremba and Jacek Piskozub, "Modelling the bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) of seawater polluted by an oil film," Opt. Express 12, 1671-1676 (2004)

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