Use of the Polarize Radiance Distribution Camera System in the RADYO Program
MIAMI UNIV CORAL GABLES FL DEPT OF PHYSICS
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My work involves experimentally investigating the interrelationships and variability of optical properties in the ocean and atmosphere. My goal is to define the variability of the optical properties, particularly those dealing with light scattering, and to improve the prediction capabilities of image and radiative transfer models used in the ocean. My near term ocean optics objectives have been 1 to improve the measurement capability of measuring the in-water and above-water spectral radiance distribution and extending this capability to polarization, 2 to investigate the variability of the Point Spread Function PSF as it relates to the imaging properties of the ocean, and 3 to improve the characterization of the Bi-directional Reflectance Distribution Function BRDF of benthic surfaces in the ocean, and 4 to understand the capabilities and limitations of using radiative transfer to model the BRDF of particulate surfaces. The major objective of this research is to understand the downwelling spectral polarized radiance distribution, in the near surface of the ocean.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography