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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 27024–27038

A new instrument for measuring the high dynamic range radiance distribution in near-surface sea water

Jianwei Wei, Ronnie Van Dommelen, Marlon R. Lewis, Scott McLean, and Kenneth J. Voss  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 27024-27038 (2012)

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A new instrument for measuring the full radiance distribution in the ocean interior is introduced. The system is based on CMOS technology to achieve intra-scene dynamic range of 6 decades and system dynamic range of more than 9 decades. The spatial resolution is nominally 0.5 degrees with a temporal frame rate between 1 and 15 frames per second. The general instrumentation, detailed calibration, and a characterization of the system are described. Validity of the camera systems is demonstrated by comparison of the radiance measurements with other classical oceanographic radiometers.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(120.5630) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Radiometry
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(350.4600) Other areas of optics : Optical engineering

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: September 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2012
Published: November 15, 2012

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Jianwei Wei, Ronnie Van Dommelen, Marlon R. Lewis, Scott McLean, and Kenneth J. Voss, "A new instrument for measuring the high dynamic range radiance distribution in near-surface sea water," Opt. Express 20, 27024-27038 (2012)

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