Laboratory bidirectional reflectance and polarization measurements were carried out on packed layers of both natural sediments and manufactured spherical particles. The results indicate that among the natural sediments showing a strong backscattering peak ("hotspot"), the rough platelets are the only sediments with a branch of negative polarization. Measurements of circular and linear polarization ratios indicate that both smooth ooids and rough platelets are strongly depolarizing. Measurements of perfect spherical grains show both negative polarization and strong backscattering as a remnant of the single scattering process.
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- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics