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Backscattering and Polarization Properties of Marine Particles -- Instrument Development and Field Work
SEQUOIA SCIENTIFIC INC BELLEVUE WA
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Long-term goals i Develop instruments for near-pi backscattering properties of particles in the near-pi region. ii Quantify and understand the inherent optical properties IOPs of natural particles in the near-pi angle range, with particular emphasis on polarization iii Present the results in a manner useful to the Optics community. Objectives Modify the LISST-Back near-pi backscatter measuring instrument to add polarization measurement capabilities Characterize and contrast natural particle scattering with scattering by spheres Publish the observed properties in a manner accessible to the optics community. This work has relevance to interpreting LIDAR measurements of scattering from the coastal seas. The idea is to advance knowledge of backscattering cross-sections and polarization properties of non-spherical natural particles.
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