Abstract

We use remote sensing reflectance (RSR) together with the inherent optical properties of suspended particulates to determine the backscattering ratio bb/b for coastal waters. We examine the wavelength dependence of bb(λ) and f(λ)/Q(λ) and establish the conditions when C(λ) in RSR(λ) ≅ C(λ)bb(λ)/a(λ) can be treated as a constant. We found that for case 2 waters, RSR was insensitive to the natural fluctuations in particle-size distributions. The cross-sectional area of the suspended particulate per unit volume, xg, showed an excellent correlation with the volume scattering coefficient.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

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