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Inherent optical property estimation in ocean water using the Zaneveld-Wells algorithm
Author(s): Lydia J. Holl; Norman J. McCormick
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Paper Abstract

The Zaneveld-Wells technique for determining the inherent optical properties of ocean water is based on calculating the angle-integrated moments of the radiant light field at various depths by an inversion algorithm based on the radiative transfer equation. The hypothesis is that N + 1 sensors can be used to obtain N `inherent optical expansion coefficients,' An, from which the single scattering albedo and N-1 expansion coefficients of the volume scattering function can be calculated. We have evaluated the performance and limitations of the proposed algorithm. Results from numerical testing indicate that this technique is a promising way to estimate optical properties of some ocean waters, but attempts to estimate too many expansion coefficients give spurious results for the higher-order coefficients in other cases. Recommendations are given for improving the implementation of the algorithm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2258, Ocean Optics XII, (26 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190034
Show Author Affiliations
Lydia J. Holl, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Norman J. McCormick, Univ. of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2258:
Ocean Optics XII
Jules S. Jaffe, Editor(s)

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