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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4615–4636

Parameterization of volume scattering function of coastal waters based on the statistical approach.

A. Sokolov, M. Chami, E. Dmitriev, and G. Khomenko  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 4615-4636 (2010)

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A parameterization of the volume scattering function (VSF) specific to coastal waters is proposed. We have found that the standard VSF parameterizations proposed by Fournier-Forand and Petzold do not fit our measurements obtained with a high angular resolution VSF-meter for water samples taken in the Black Sea coastal zone. We propose modeling VSF as a linear function of scattering, backscattering and particulate absorption. The statistical techniques employed allow us to retrieve the variability of VSF and to demonstrate the significance of the estimates obtained. The results of independent validation and the comparison with other commonly used parameterizations are provided.

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OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(010.4458) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic scattering

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: November 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2010
Published: February 22, 2010

A. Sokolov, M. Chami, E. Dmitriev, and G. Khomenko, "Parameterization of volume scattering function of coastal waters based on the statistical approach.," Opt. Express 18, 4615-4636 (2010)

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