Optical Transmission across a Rough Surface
Technical rept. 1 Mar-31 Jul 1971
TRW SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CA
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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.
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