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Mobley et al. 1993

Mobley, C.D., B. Gentili, H.R. Gordon, Z. Jin, G.W. Kattawar, A. Morel, P. Reinersman, K. Stamnes, and R.H. Stavn, 1993: Comparison of numerical models for computing underwater light fields. Appl. Opt., 32, no. 36, 7484-7504, doi:10.1364/AO.32.007484.

Seven models for computing underwater radiances and irradiances by numerical solution of the radiative transfer equation are compared. The models are applied to the solution of several problems drawn from optical oceanography. The problems include highly absorbing and highly scattering waters, scattering by molecules and by particulates, stratified water, atmospheric effects, surface-wave effects, bottom effects, and Raman scattering. The models provide consistent output, with errors (resulting from Monte Carlo statistical fluctuations) in computed irradiances that are seldom larger, and are usually smaller, than the experimental errors made in measuring irradiances when using current oceanographic instrumentation. Computed radiances display somewhat larger errors.

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  author={Mobley, C. D. and Gentili, B. and Gordon, H. R. and Jin, Z. and Kattawar, G. W. and Morel, A. and Reinersman, P. and Stamnes, K. and Stavn, R. H.},
  title={Comparison of numerical models for computing underwater light fields},
  journal={Applied Optics},

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ID  - mo01200v
AU  - Mobley, C. D.
AU  - Gentili, B.
AU  - Gordon, H. R.
AU  - Jin, Z.
AU  - Kattawar, G. W.
AU  - Morel, A.
AU  - Reinersman, P.
AU  - Stamnes, K.
AU  - Stavn, R. H.
PY  - 1993
TI  - Comparison of numerical models for computing underwater light fields
JA  - Appl. Opt.
JO  - Applied Optics
VL  - 32
IS  - 36
SP  - 7484
EP  - 7504
DO  - 10.1364/AO.32.007484
ER  -

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