Coherent and Incoherent Multiple Scattering of Light in Sea Water
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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Scattering of light in sea water is dominated by scattering from suspended particles and biological organisms. Since the wavelength of the radiation is small compared with the mean distance between scattering centers, the particles scatter independently. Coherent scattering--important only when the wavelength is large compared with the mean separation--is negligible for scattering by sea suspensions. The simpler aspects of multiple scattering theory are discussed.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography