12 August 1988 Monte Carlo Calculations Of The Complete Stokes Vector For An Inhomogeneous Atmosphere-Ocean System With A Wind Ruffled Sea
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Proceedings Volume 0925, Ocean Optics IX; (1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945748
Event: 1988 Technical Symposium on Optics, Electro-Optics, and Sensors, 1988, Orlando, FL, United States
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.
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George W Kattawar, Charles N Adams, Fred J Tanis, "Monte Carlo Calculations Of The Complete Stokes Vector For An Inhomogeneous Atmosphere-Ocean System With A Wind Ruffled Sea", Proc. SPIE 0925, Ocean Optics IX, (12 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945748; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945748
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Monte Carlo methods

Ocean optics

Interfaces

Atmospheric optics

Rayleigh scattering

Polarization

Atmospheric particles

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