Abstract

Measurements of scattered sunlight often employ simple radiometers that are incapable of scanning azimuth ϕ and zenith angle θ. Instead, they measure integral moments of the radiance. Consider a set of N + 1 meters designed to measure moments Λ1 through ΛN+1. If each meter is judiciously designed, the Λj may be processed quite simply to deduce inherent properties of the scattering medium, namely, N moments of the volume scattering function. In the optimum design, each meter has an angular response that approximates a polynomial of degree N in cosθ. The theory of these meters is based on Boltzmann's equation of radiative transfer expressed in terms of spherical harmonics, a form in which this equation is particularly simple.

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1982 (1)

W. H. Wells, J. J. Sidorowich, Ann. Phys. N.Y. 144, 203 (1982).
[CrossRef]

1980 (1)

1979 (2)

H. R. Gordon, R. C. Smith, J. R. V. Zaneveld, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 208, 14 (1979).

K. S. Baker, R. C. Smith, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 208, 60 (1979).

1975 (1)

1973 (1)

H. Hodara, “Experimental Results of Small-Angle Scattering,” Lecture 3.4 in AGARD Lect. Ser. 61 (1973).

1969 (1)

1951 (1)

M. C. Wang, E. Guth, Phys. Rev. 84, 1092 (1951).
[CrossRef]

1939 (1)

A. Gershun, J. Math. Phys. 18, 51 (1939).

Baker, K. S.

K. S. Baker, R. C. Smith, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 208, 60 (1979).

Brown, O. B.

Davison, B.

B. Davison, J. B. Sykes, Neutron Transport Theory (Clarendon, Oxford, 1957).

Gershun, A.

A. Gershun, J. Math. Phys. 18, 51 (1939).

Gordon, H. R.

H. R. Gordon, Appl. Opt. 19, 2092 (1980).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. R. Gordon, R. C. Smith, J. R. V. Zaneveld, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 208, 14 (1979).

H. R. Gordon, O. B. Brown, M. M. Jacobs, Appl. Opt. 14, 417 (1975).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Guth, E.

M. C. Wang, E. Guth, Phys. Rev. 84, 1092 (1951).
[CrossRef]

Hodara, H.

H. Hodara, “Experimental Results of Small-Angle Scattering,” Lecture 3.4 in AGARD Lect. Ser. 61 (1973).

Jacobs, M. M.

Sidorowich, J. J.

W. H. Wells, J. J. Sidorowich, Ann. Phys. N.Y. 144, 203 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Smith, R. C.

H. R. Gordon, R. C. Smith, J. R. V. Zaneveld, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 208, 14 (1979).

K. S. Baker, R. C. Smith, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 208, 60 (1979).

Sykes, J. B.

B. Davison, J. B. Sykes, Neutron Transport Theory (Clarendon, Oxford, 1957).

Wang, M. C.

M. C. Wang, E. Guth, Phys. Rev. 84, 1092 (1951).
[CrossRef]

Wells, W. H.

W. H. Wells, J. J. Sidorowich, Ann. Phys. N.Y. 144, 203 (1982).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Wells, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 59, 686 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Zaneveld, J. R. V.

H. R. Gordon, R. C. Smith, J. R. V. Zaneveld, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 208, 14 (1979).

J. R. V. Zaneveld, “New Developments of the Theory of Radiative Transfer in the Oceans,” in Optical Aspects of Oceanography, N. G. Jerlov, E. S. Nielsen, Eds. (Academic, New York, 1974), Chap. 6. See especially the last equation on p. 129; parentheses are missing on the left.

AGARD Lect. Ser. 61 (1)

H. Hodara, “Experimental Results of Small-Angle Scattering,” Lecture 3.4 in AGARD Lect. Ser. 61 (1973).

Ann. Phys. N.Y. (1)

W. H. Wells, J. J. Sidorowich, Ann. Phys. N.Y. 144, 203 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (2)

J. Math. Phys. (1)

A. Gershun, J. Math. Phys. 18, 51 (1939).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

Phys. Rev. (1)

M. C. Wang, E. Guth, Phys. Rev. 84, 1092 (1951).
[CrossRef]

Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. (2)

H. R. Gordon, R. C. Smith, J. R. V. Zaneveld, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 208, 14 (1979).

K. S. Baker, R. C. Smith, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 208, 60 (1979).

Other (2)

J. R. V. Zaneveld, “New Developments of the Theory of Radiative Transfer in the Oceans,” in Optical Aspects of Oceanography, N. G. Jerlov, E. S. Nielsen, Eds. (Academic, New York, 1974), Chap. 6. See especially the last equation on p. 129; parentheses are missing on the left.

B. Davison, J. B. Sykes, Neutron Transport Theory (Clarendon, Oxford, 1957).

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