8 June 2012 Exact first order scattering correction for vector radiative transfer in coupled atmosphere and ocean systems
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We have developed a Vector Radiative Transfer (VRT) code for coupled atmosphere and ocean systems based on the successive order of scattering (SOS) method. In order to achieve efficiency and maintain accuracy, the scattering matrix is expanded in terms of the Wigner d functions and the delta fit or delta-M technique is used to truncate the commonly-present large forward scattering peak. To further improve the accuracy of the SOS code, we have implemented the analytical first order scattering treatment using the exact scattering matrix of the medium in the SOS code. The expansion and truncation techniques are kept for higher order scattering. The exact first order scattering correction was originally published by Nakajima and Takana.1 A new contribution of this work is to account for the exact secondary light scattering caused by the light reflected by and transmitted through the rough air-sea interface.
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Peng-Wang Zhai, Yongxiang Hu, Damien B. Josset, Charles R. Trepte, Patricia L. Lucker, Bing Lin, "Exact first order scattering correction for vector radiative transfer in coupled atmosphere and ocean systems", Proc. SPIE 8364, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing X, 83640A (8 June 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.920767; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.920767
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