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Radiative transfer code for the sea-atmosphere system
Author(s): Malik Chami; Eric Dilligeard; Richard P. Santer
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Paper Abstract

The successive orders of scattering method is used to solve the transfer equation in the ocean-atmosphere system including the polarization. The code is made fast by the use of the Fourier series expansion of the radiance. Through runs for conservative cases, we can assess that the relative accuracy of the code is of the order of few percent. We first applied to satellite radiance simulations the classical algorithm to determine for ocean case 1 waters the chlorophyll concentration showing that we can decouple the ocean and the atmosphere, first to apply atmospheric corrections assuming the water body as a Lambertian reflector, second to normalize the water leaving radiance Then, we emphasized the need to include the polarization to achieve correct estimates of the water leaving radiances; otherwise, the chlorophyll determinations are strongly affected.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3222, Earth Surface Remote Sensing, (30 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.298173
Show Author Affiliations
Malik Chami, Univ. du Littoral/Cote d'Opale (France)
Eric Dilligeard, Univ. du Littoral/Cote d'Opale (France)
Richard P. Santer, Univ. du Littoral/Cote d'Opale (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3222:
Earth Surface Remote Sensing
Giovanna Cecchi; Edwin T. Engman; Eugenio Zilioli, Editor(s)

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