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Jin et al. 2006

Jin, Z., T.P. Charlock, K. Rutledge, K. Stamnes, and Y. Wang, 2006: Analytical solution of radiative transfer in the coupled atmosphere-ocean system with a rough surface. Appl. Opt., 45, no. 28, 7443-7455, doi:10.1364/AO.45.007443.

Using the computationally efficient discrete-ordinate method, we present an analyticalsolution for radiative transfer in the coupled atmosphere-ocean system with a rough air-water interface. The theoretical formulations of the radiative transfer equation andsolution are described. The effects of surface roughness on the radiation field in theatmosphere and ocean are studied and compared with satellite and surface measurements.The results show that ocean surface roughness has significant effects on the upwellingradiation in the atmosphere and the downwelling radiation in the ocean. As wind speedincreases, the angular domain of sunglint broadens, the surface albedo decreases, and thetransmission to the ocean increases. The downward radiance field in the upper ocean ishighly anisotropic, but this anisotropy decreases rapidly as surface wind increases and asocean depth increases. The effects of surface roughness on radiation also dependgreatly on both wavelength and angle of incidence (i.e., solar elevation); these effects aresignificantly smaller throughout the spectrum at high Sun. The model-observationdiscrepancies may indicate that the Cox-Munk surface roughness model is not sufficientfor high wind conditions.

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@article{ji02200w,
  author={Jin, Z. and Charlock, T. P. and Rutledge, K. and Stamnes, K. and Wang, Y.},
  title={Analytical solution of radiative transfer in the coupled atmosphere-ocean system with a rough surface},
  year={2006},
  journal={Appl. Opt.},
  volume={45},
  number={28},
  pages={7443--7455 },
  doi={10.1364/AO.45.007443},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - ji02200w
AU  - Jin, Z.
AU  - Charlock, T. P.
AU  - Rutledge, K.
AU  - Stamnes, K.
AU  - Wang, Y.
PY  - 2006
TI  - Analytical solution of radiative transfer in the coupled atmosphere-ocean system with a rough surface
JA  - Appl. Opt.
VL  - 45
IS  - 28
SP  - 7443
EP  - 7455 
DO  - 10.1364/AO.45.007443
ER  -

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