A numerical model based on the successive order of scattering method has been developed. In this model, the vertical and angular distributions of underwater radiance are computed without using an empirical procedure, by assuming that a water body comprises numerous parallel horizontal layers. The model is validated using the observation data obtained from Lake Pend Oreille and Suruga Bay and for highly scattering water. The model results are in good agreement with the observation data. The model stability is demonstrated by assuming the single-scattering albedo for highly scattering water to be 1.0.
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