Accession Number:

ADA629878

Title:

Bi-Directional Reflectance Measurements in the Coastal Environment

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

MIAMI UNIV CORAL GABLES FL DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

My long term goals are to experimentally determine the interrelationships and variability of optical properties in the ocean and atmosphere. I have been concentrating on aspects of scattering, both inelastic and elastic, and measurements of the radiance distribution in the ocean and atmosphere. These measurements can be combined to test and improve radiative transfer models, which are used to predict image and light transmission in the ocean. The objective of this work is to measure and characterize the in-situ spectral bi-directional reflectance function BRDF of benthic surfaces in the littoral zone.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE