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Mueller Matrix Measurements Of Ocean Water
Author(s): Edward S. Fry; Kenneth J. Voss
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Paper Abstract

Measurements of the complete polarized light scattering properties of ocean water have been made for scattering angles from 100 to 1600. The observed normalized Mueller matrices had six non-zero elements whose angular dependences were reminiscent of Rayleigh scat-terers. The remaining 10 elements were zero at all scattering angles. The normalized measurements showed little variability with the location or depth of the sample even though total cross-sections varied by more than an order of magnitude. An average Mueller matrix is presented which represents ocean water scattering effects with a standard deviation of typically less than 10% over the various ocean locations and depths that we observed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 1984
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0489, Ocean Optics VII, (27 September 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943296
Show Author Affiliations
Edward S. Fry, Texas A&M University (United States)
Kenneth J. Voss, Texas A&M University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0489:
Ocean Optics VII
Marvin A. Blizard, Editor(s)

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