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4 May 2006 Marine environment background synthesis using MODTRAN 4
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To date, physically accurate and reasonably fast background generation in a marine environment has been an elusive objective. The pursuit has been plagued by slow radiative transfer codes and sea BRDF (bidirectional reflectance distribution functions) implementations that traded accuracy for speed. Recent developments in both these fields have put this goal into our grasp. In this paper, we show that an accurate and fast sea BRDF model can be implemented into modern radiative transfer codes. In this instance, it is integrated in a widely used code, MODTRAN 4, to produce marine environment backgrounds with an acceptable computation time and less tradeoff in accuracy.
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Vincent Ross and Denis Dion "Marine environment background synthesis using MODTRAN 4", Proc. SPIE 6239, Targets and Backgrounds XII: Characterization and Representation, 62390H (4 May 2006);

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