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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 11 — May. 25, 2009
  • pp: 8805–8814

Empirical forward scattering phase functions from 0.08 to 16 deg. for randomly shaped terrigenous 1–21 μm sediment grains

Y. C. Agrawal and Ole A. Mikkelsen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 11, pp. 8805-8814 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.008805


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Abstract

We present in-water forward scattering phase functions covering the angle range 0.08 to 16° for 19 narrow-sized dispersions of randomly shaped sediment grains. These dispersions cover particle size range from 1 to 20 microns. These phase functions offer a realistic alternative to Mie theory. Qualitatively, (i) the magnitude of phase functions at the smallest angles for equal size spheres and randomly shaped particles are nearly equal; (ii) the oscillations predicted by Mie theory for spheres disappear for random shaped grains, and (iii) the tendency of phase functions of large spheres to merge at large angles is also seen with randomly shaped grains. The data are also provided in tabulated form.

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OCIS Codes
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(290.2558) Scattering : Forward scattering
(010.4458) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic scattering

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: March 2, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 7, 2009
Published: May 11, 2009

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Y. C. Agrawal and Ole A. Mikkelsen, "Empirical forward scattering phase functions from 0.08 to 16 deg. for randomly shaped terrigenous 1-21 μm sediment grains," Opt. Express 17, 8805-8814 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-11-8805


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