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Optimization of the polarization remote-sensing techniques of the ocean
Author(s): Nickolay A. Krotkov; Timofei V. Kondranin; Alexander P. Vasilkov
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Paper Abstract

A numerical code has been developed to calculate Stokes parameters of the visible solar radiation, scattered in the atmosphere-ocean system. Mathematical modeling is used to examine spectral and angular (azimuth and zenith angle) variations of degree of polarization at sea level and at different heights in the atmosphere above the sea surface. On the basis of a developed computer code the efficiency of the polarization measurements for different optical passive remote sensing techniques of the ocean has been investigated. For the passive spectral measurements of the water bio-productivity (chlorophyll-a, dissolved organic matter, concentration of suspended particles) the polarizer can improve signal-to-background ratio. The magnitude of this effect and optimum direction of the polarizer depend upon height, viewing direction, and solar zenith angle. Within the framework of polarization remote sensing technique the influence of the observation height and viewing direction on the results of water turbidity measurements is investigated. Optimal viewing directions in such polarization passive remote sensing technique are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1747, Polarization and Remote Sensing, (8 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138836
Show Author Affiliations
Nickolay A. Krotkov, Central Aerological Observatory (Russia)
Timofei V. Kondranin, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia)
Alexander P. Vasilkov, P. P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1747:
Polarization and Remote Sensing
Walter G. Egan, Editor(s)

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