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Irradiance transmittance through the air/water interface
Author(s): Karen Baker; Raymond C. Smith
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Paper Abstract

For some applications the results of atmospheric models can be used as inputs for the computation of underwater irradiance provided that the effect of transmittance through the air-water interface can be accurately estimated. In this work the computations of refraction and transmission through the air-water interface are reviewed, the effect of a variety of atmospheric types investigated, and a simple table provided for estimation of air-water transmittance. The propagation of spectral irradiance as well as the propagation of photosynthetically active radiation is considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1302, Ocean Optics X, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.34725
Show Author Affiliations
Karen Baker, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (United States)
Raymond C. Smith, University of California/Santa Barbara (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1302:
Ocean Optics X
Richard W. Spinrad, Editor(s)

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