Bi-Directional Reflectance Measurements in the Coastal Environment
MIAMI UNIV CORAL GABLES FL DEPT OF PHYSICS
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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.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography