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Effects of temperature and salinity on light scattering by water
Author(s): Xiaodong Zhang; Lianbo Hu
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Paper Abstract

A theoretical model on light scattering by water was developed from the thermodynamic principles and was used to evaluate the effects of temperature and salinity. The results agreed with the measurements by Morel within 1%. The scattering increases with salinity in a non-linear manner and the empirical linear model underestimate the scattering by seawater for S < 40 psu. Seawater also exhibits an 'anomalous' scattering behavior with a minimum occurring at 24.64 °C for pure water and this minimum increases with the salinity, reaching 27.49 °C at 40 psu.

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Date Published: 20 April 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7678, Ocean Sensing and Monitoring II, 76780L (20 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850803
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Xiaodong Zhang, Univ. of North Dakota (United States)
Lianbo Hu, Univ. of North Dakota (United States)
Ocean Univ. of China (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7678:
Ocean Sensing and Monitoring II
Weilin (Will) Hou; Robert A. Arnone, Editor(s)

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