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Practical Approaches To Underwater Multiple-Scattering Problems
Author(s): Alan Gordon
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the concept of an effective attenuation coefficient (EAC) which considerably simplifies underwater multiple-scattering calculations. Concise expressions for the total flux through an aperture, the beam-spread function, and on-axis irradiance are derived in terms of the EAC. These expressions are compared with both Monte Carlo results and experimental data. Good agreement is obtained for distances and angles of practical interest.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1975
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0064, Ocean Optics IV, (10 November 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954496
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Alan Gordon, Naval Undersea Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0064:
Ocean Optics IV

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