A Monte-Carlo Simulation of Light Propagation in Sea Water.
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)
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The design and implementation of a suite of programs for Monte Carlo simulation of light propagation in turbid media is described. The program has been tailored to simulate the propagation of the green laser in the RAN Laser Airborne Depth Sounder LADS through turbid water. The paper describes the Monte Carlo program in detail, particularly how the inherent multiple scattering problem is interpreted for incorporation into a single scattering simulation. Assumptions made in the implementation of the program are discussed. Results of some initial simulations are presented, together with data obtained during a recent LADS sortie for comparison with the simulations. This paper forms part of the formal documentation for the simulation suite.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Computer Programming and Software