Radiance distribution measurements in coastal water

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A new instrument for measuring the underwater spectral radiance distribution has been built. This instrument, an electro-optic radiance distribution camera system (RADS), allows a complete spectral radiance distribution to be measured in a short period of time and the reduction of these data to absolute radiometric values as a routine procedure. Data taken with the RADS system at various depths will be presented. These data will be reduced to obtain various apparent optical properties such as scalar irradiance, vector irradiance, and average cosine. Also, the radiance attenuation coefficient will be discussed as derived from the radiance distribution data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-66
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Aug 12 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventOcean Optics IX 1988 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Apr 4 1988Apr 8 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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