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An Instrument For The Measurement Of Spectral Attenuation Coefficient And Narrow Angle Volume Scattering Function Of Ocean Waters
Author(s): R. W. Austin; T. J. Petzold
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Paper Abstract

A new instrument has been developed for the study of those optical properties of ocean water that affect the transmission of image-forming light. The instrument performs simultaneous measurements of the volume attenuation coefficient and the volume scattering function at three angles. Any of ten wavelengths covering the spectral range from 400 to 670 nanometers may be used. A depth capability of 500 meters permits the examination of water below the euphotic zone and of the bottom waters on the continental shelf. The considerations leading to the design of the instrument, its capabilities and the unique features it incorporates are discussed. Some examples of the data obtained with the instrument are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1975
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0064, Ocean Optics IV, (10 November 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954493
Show Author Affiliations
R. W. Austin, University of California (United States)
T. J. Petzold, University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0064:
Ocean Optics IV

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