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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 3675–3683

Influence of Raman scattering on the light field in natural waters: a simple assessment

Howard R. Gordon  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 3675-3683 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.003675


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Abstract

A simple, surprisingly accurate, method for estimating the influence of Raman scattering on the upwelling light field in natural waters is developed. The method is based on the single (or quasi-single) scattering solution of the radiative transfer equation with the Raman source function. Given the light field at the excitation wavelength, accurate estimates (~1-10%) of the contribution of Raman scattering to the light field at the emission wavelength are obtained. The accuracy is only slightly degraded when typically measured aspects of the light field at the excitation are available.

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OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.5620) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Radiative transfer

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2014
Published: February 7, 2014

Citation
Howard R. Gordon, "Influence of Raman scattering on the light field in natural waters: a simple assessment," Opt. Express 22, 3675-3683 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-3-3675


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