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Experiment for testing the closure property in ocean optics
Author(s): Robert A. Maffione; Richard C. Honey; Robert A. Brown
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a novel experiment to simultaneously measure, over relatively long, near- vertical paths in unmixed ocean water, the spectral absorption and attenuation coefficients and the volume scattering function from which the scattering coefficient can be computed by integration. The experiment can therefore be used to test the widely used closure property in ocean optics. Another important aspect of these measurements is that they are indicative of the undisturbed, bulk inherent properties of the ocean water as opposed to conventional, short- path measurements, which appreciably disturb the measured water volume. This experiment was recently carried out during ONR's ocean optics cruise in August 1990 in Pacific waters off the coast of southern California.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1537, Underwater Imaging, Photography, and Visibility, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48876
Show Author Affiliations
Robert A. Maffione, SRI International (United States)
Richard C. Honey, SRI International (United States)
Robert A. Brown, SRI International (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1537:
Underwater Imaging, Photography, and Visibility
Richard W. Spinrad, Editor(s)

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