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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 3 — Jul. 31, 2000
  • pp: 129–134

The impact on the reflectance in VIS of a type of crude oil film floating on the water surface

Zbigniew Otremba  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 7, Issue 3, pp. 129-134 (2000)

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This paper reports the reflective features of a water surface covered with an oil film expressed by the dependence of the reflectance on the angle of light incidence and wavelength and film thickness with respect to downward and upward light fluxes. The sensitivity of the shape of these functions on the oil type appears especially strong in case of the upward light fluxes as opposed to downward fluxes.

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OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(010.7340) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Water
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

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Original Manuscript: June 15, 2000
Published: July 31, 2000

Zbigniew Otremba, "The impact on the reflectance in VIS of a type of crude oil film floating on the water surface," Opt. Express 7, 129-134 (2000)

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