12 August 1988 Imaging Of A Bottom Object Through A Wavy Air-Water Interface
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We consider the case of one- and two-dimensional sinusoidal elevations of the water surface with wavelengths in the interval (0.03-3)d where d is the diameter of a circular bottom object which is being imaged. Trends of image distortion and degradation are identified. A criterion for acceptable level of image distortion, based on wavelength/object size ratio and degree of stretching or shrinking of image envelope, is derived and checked against numerically generated images.
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Paul F Schippnick, Paul F Schippnick, } "Imaging Of A Bottom Object Through A Wavy Air-Water Interface", Proc. SPIE 0925, Ocean Optics IX, (12 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945745; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945745


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