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Calculation of signals for oceanographic lidar
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Paper Abstract

This paper calculates signal levels that would be obtained from oceanographic lidar by solving the one-dimensional transient radiative transfer equation for remote sensing. As an example, detection of fish schools is considered. In this technique a pulsed laser is directed into the ocean, and the time-dependent back-scattered flux is measured at different locations. A large number of parameters such as the spatial and temporal variability of optical properties within the ocean, ocean depth, type of ocean water, and presence of biological matters can significantly affect the radiative transport through oceans. But since the emphasis of the work is on the scattering phenomenon, important parameters associated with it, namely the scattering albedo and scattering phase function distribution, are considered in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3382, Advances in Laser Remote Sensing for Terrestrial and Hydrographic Applications, (3 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312619
Show Author Affiliations
Kunal Mitra, Florida Institute of Technology (United States)
James H. Churnside, NOAA Environmental Technology Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3382:
Advances in Laser Remote Sensing for Terrestrial and Hydrographic Applications
Ram Mohan Narayanan; James E. Kalshoven Jr., Editor(s)

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