Accession Number:

ADA010206

Title:

The Influence of Ocean Waves on Radiative Transfer in the Earth's Atmosphere and Ocean.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. no. 6,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF PHYSICS

Report Date:

1975-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

The radiance in the earths atmosphere and ocean is calculated for a realistic model including an ocean surface with waves. Individual photons are followed in a Monte Carlo calculation. In the atmosphere, both Rayleigh scattering by the molecules and Mie scattering by the aerosols as well as molecular and aerosol absorption are taken into account. Similarly, in the ocean, both Rayleigh scattering by the water molecules and Mie scattering by the hydrosols as well as absorption by the water molecules and hydrosols are considered. Separate single-scattering functions are used which are calculated separately for the aerosols and the hydrosols from the Mie theory with appropriate and different size distributions in each case. The scattering angles are determined from the appropriate scattering function including the strong forward-scattering peak when there is aerosol or hydrosol scattering. Both the reflected and refracted rays, as well as the rays that undergo total internal reflection, are followed at the ocean surface.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE