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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 10 — May. 7, 2001
  • pp: 561–570

Self-shading correction for upwelling sea-surface radiance measurements made with buoyed instruments

Robert A. Leathers, T. Valerie Downes, and Curtis D. Mobley  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 8, Issue 10, pp. 561-570 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.8.000561


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Abstract

Upwelling radiance measurements made with instruments designed to float at the sea surface are shaded both by the instrument housing and by the buoy that holds the instrument. The amount of shading is wavelength dependent and is affected by the local marine and atmospheric conditions. Radiance measurements made with such instruments should be corrected for this self-shading error before being applied to remote sensing calibrations or remote sensing algorithm validation. Here we use Monte Carlo simulations to compute the self-shading error of a commercially available buoyed radiometer so that measurements made with this instrument can be improved. This approach can be easily adapted to the dimensions of other instruments.

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OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(120.5630) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Radiometry
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

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History
Original Manuscript: April 17, 2001
Published: May 7, 2001

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Robert Leathers, T. Valerie Downes, and Curtis Mobley, "Self-shading correction for upwelling sea-surface radiance measurements made with buoyed instruments," Opt. Express 8, 561-570 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-8-10-561


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