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Effects of absorption and boundary conditions on the utility of diffusion theory
Author(s): Curtis D. Mobley; Robert A. Maffione
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Paper Abstract

Comparison with exact numerical simulations shows that diffusion theory adequately describes light propagation in sea since, when optically far from surface or bottom boundaries. More importantly, diffusion theory provides a link between easily measured quantities and other quantities that are crucial to radiative transfer theory, but which cannot be measured directly. In particular, formulas are presented which give the scattering asymmetry parameter and albedo of single scattering as functions of diffuse attentuation and absorption.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 1997
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2963, Ocean Optics XIII, (6 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266440
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Curtis D. Mobley, Sequoia Scientific, Inc. (United States)
Robert A. Maffione, Sequoia Scientific, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2963:
Ocean Optics XIII
Steven G. Ackleson; Robert J. Frouin, Editor(s)

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