Ship shadowing. Model and data comparisons

William S. Helliwell, Gerald N. Sullivan, Burns Macdonald, Kenneth J. Voss

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The radiance distribution in a three dimensional volume of ocean water is obtained using a numerical finite difference scheme applied to the radiative transfer equation. The solutions to the model are obtained for a sunny sky and a surface ship that creates a shadow in the water. The model simulates the conditions for which data was collected. Radiance, upwelling and downwelling irradiance, water reflectively, and diffuse attenuation coefficient from the model and the experiment are compared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-71
Number of pages17
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventOcean Optics X - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Apr 16 1990Apr 18 1990

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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