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Optical Controls On The Radiant Energy Dynamics Of The Air/Water Interface: The Average Cosine And The Absorption Coefficient
Author(s): R. H. Stavn; F. R. Schiebe; C. L. Gallegos
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Paper Abstract

It is here demonstrated that the air-water interface is a region of energy trapping or enhanced radiant flux. The Three-Parameter Model of the submarine light field predicts aspects of this phenomenon from the average cosine parameter (an apparent optical property') and permits the direct measurement of energy trapping. This model also extracts energy absorption effects from those attributable to energy redistribution in the submarine light field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 1984
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0489, Ocean Optics VII, (27 September 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943289
Show Author Affiliations
R. H. Stavn, University of North Carolina/Greensboro (United States)
F. R. Schiebe, United States Department of Agriculture (United States)
C. L. Gallegos, United States Department of Agriculture (United States)

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

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