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Scalar irradiance estimation from downward and upward plane irradiance measurements
Author(s): Zheng Sheng Tao; Norman J. McCormick
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Paper Abstract

An inverse problem of ocean optics is solved for estimating the scalar irradiance and a source, such as fluorescence, bioluminescence, or Raman scattering, or an optical property such as the absorption coefficient. The solution requires in situ measurements of the downward and upward irradiances and a priori estimation of the angular shape of the volume scattering function. The iterative inversion procedure is developed from asymptotic two-stream radiative transfer equations and the conjugate gradient method. Preliminary numerical tests show that the algorithm is quite accurate in the region away from the surface but gives appreciable errors close to the surface where the asymptotic two-stream equations are a poor approximation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2258, Ocean Optics XII, (26 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190036
Show Author Affiliations
Zheng Sheng Tao, 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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