Accession Number:

AD0733749

Title:

Optical Transmission across a Rough Surface

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Mar-31 Jul 1971

Corporate Author:

TRW SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

A ray theory for the transmission of light across a randomly rough surface is formulated. Multiple-scatter and shadowing effects are accounted for in a consistent way. The illumination probabilities for the transmission problem are derived in a nontrivial extension of current shadowing theory. The direct transmission term and the two main higher-order corrections are specified in complete detail for a normally distributed boundary. The application of transmission theory to a quantitative description of sea color is considered.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE