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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Mar. 26, 2012
  • pp: 7630–7645

Detailed validation of the bidirectional effect in various Case I and Case II waters

Arthur C.R. Gleason, Kenneth J. Voss, Howard R. Gordon, Michael Twardowski, James Sullivan, Charles Trees, Alan Weidemann, Jean-François Berthon, Dennis Clark, and Zhong-Ping Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 7630-7645 (2012)

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Simulated bidirectional reflectance distribution functions (BRDF) were compared with measurements made just beneath the water’s surface. In Case I water, the set of simulations that varied the particle scattering phase function depending on chlorophyll concentration agreed more closely with the data than other models. In Case II water, however, the simulations using fixed phase functions agreed well with the data and were nearly indistinguishable from each other, on average. The results suggest that BRDF corrections in Case II water are feasible using single, average, particle scattering phase functions, but that the existing approach using variable particle scattering phase functions is still warranted in Case I water.

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OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(280.4991) Remote sensing and sensors : Passive remote sensing
(010.5620) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Radiative transfer

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: December 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2012
Published: March 20, 2012

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Arthur C.R. Gleason, Kenneth J. Voss, Howard R. Gordon, Michael Twardowski, James Sullivan, Charles Trees, Alan Weidemann, Jean-François Berthon, Dennis Clark, and Zhong-Ping Lee, "Detailed validation of the bidirectional effect in various Case I and Case II waters," Opt. Express 20, 7630-7645 (2012)

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