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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 10 — May. 10, 2010
  • pp: 10127–10136

Numerical model based on successive order of scattering method for computing radiance distribution of underwater light fields

Akihiko Tanaka  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 10, pp. 10127-10136 (2010)

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A numerical model based on the successive order of scattering method has been developed. In this model, the vertical and angular distributions of underwater radiance are computed without using an empirical procedure, by assuming that a water body comprises numerous parallel horizontal layers. The model is validated using the observation data obtained from Lake Pend Oreille and Suruga Bay and for highly scattering water. The model results are in good agreement with the observation data. The model stability is demonstrated by assuming the single-scattering albedo for highly scattering water to be 1.0.

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OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(010.4455) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic propagation
(010.4458) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic scattering
(010.5620) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Radiative transfer

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: March 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2010
Published: April 29, 2010

Akihiko Tanaka, "Numerical model based on successive order of scattering method for computing radiance distribution of underwater light fields," Opt. Express 18, 10127-10136 (2010)

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