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Monte Carlo Calculations Of The Complete Stokes Vector For An Inhomogeneous Atmosphere-Ocean System With A Wind Ruffled Sea
Author(s): George W Kattawar; Charles N Adams; Fred J Tanis
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a Monte Carlo program which will compute the complete Stokes vector in the I,Q,U and V representation for multiply scattered radiation in an inhomo-geneous atmosphere-ocean system including a wind ruffled surface. The program is quite general and will allow detectors to be placed at any depth both in the atmosphere and in the ocean. In the atmosphere both Rayleigh and aerosol scattering are accounted for using correct Mueller matrix input. In the ocean both Rayleigh and hydrosol scattering and absorption are accounted for. The Mueller matrix for a dielectric interface is also used to accurately emulate reflection, refraction, and also complete internal reflection. The program has been tested by creating a virtual interface which will allow comparison with more accurate techniques involving Rayleigh scattering.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 1988
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0925, Ocean Optics IX, (12 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945748
Show Author Affiliations
George W Kattawar, Texas A&M University (United States)
Charles N Adams, ELXSI (United States)
Fred J Tanis, ERIM (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0925:
Ocean Optics IX
Marvin A. Blizard, Editor(s)

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