Accession Number:

AD0731976

Title:

Coherent and Incoherent Multiple Scattering of Light in Sea Water

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE