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Data base of oceanic optical properties
Author(s): Georges R. Fournier; Miroslaw Jonasz
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Paper Abstract

An extensive database of the optical properties of the ocean has been established. The phase function data has been analyzed using a modified form of the anomalous diffraction approximation. Results are presented for the fitted values of the index of refraction, inverse power of the size distribution, total scattering, forward to backward scattering ratio, backscatter, mean cosine and second moment of the scattering distribution. The size distribution database has been analyzed using a new algorithm which allows the size distribution to be decomposed in a set of zero order log-normal distributions. The data is presented both in terms of the standard parameters of the log-normal and in terms of total integrated component amplitude, mode location, and half width. This latter form is relatively independent of the model distribution used. Statistical correlations between the various parameters are given. We have found that the database defines a working envelope of optical parameters that should be useful to the designer of underwater optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2258, Ocean Optics XII, (26 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190102
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Georges R. Fournier, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)
Miroslaw Jonasz, M. Jonasz Consultants (Canada)


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

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