Abstract

A new self-consistent two-stream method has been developed that allows for both elastic and inelastic processes including fluorescence. What makes this method very useful is that it contains adjustable parameters that can be selected to fit experimental data. It also has the robustness to cover a complete range of inherent oceanic parameters ranging from the very clear to the most turbid. The method also uses real solar spectral input so that one can also perform chromaticity coordinate calculations for ocean color. Apparent optical properties such as irradiance and scalar irradiance can be computed at any depth in the ocean.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

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