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Ottaviani et al. 2008

Ottaviani, M., K. Stamnes, J. Koskulics, H. Eide, S.R. Long, W. Su, and W. Wiscombe, 2008: Light reflection from water waves: Suitable setup for a polarimetric investigation under controlled laboratory conditions. J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol., 25, 715-728, doi:10.1175/2007JTECHA1049.1.

The reflection of sunlight from a wavy water surface, often referred to as sun glint, is a well-known phenomenon that presents challenges but also hitherto untapped opportunities in remote sensing based on satellite imagery. Despite being extensively investigated in the open ocean, sun glint lacks a fundamental characterization obtained under controlled laboratory conditions. A novel apparatus is presented, which is suitable for highly time-resolved measurements of light reflection from different computer-controlled wave states, with special emphasis on the detection of the polarization components. Such a system can help establish a link between the evanescent "atomic glints" from a single wave facet and the familiar sunglint pattern obtained by time averaging over a surface area containing many facets.

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@article{ot07000g,
  author={Ottaviani, M. and Stamnes, K. and Koskulics, J. and Eide, H. and Long, S. R. and Su, W. and Wiscombe, W.},
  title={Light reflection from water waves: Suitable setup for a polarimetric investigation under controlled laboratory conditions},
  year={2008},
  journal={J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol.},
  volume={25},
  pages={715--728},
  doi={10.1175/2007JTECHA1049.1},
}

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RIS Citation

TY  - JOUR
ID  - ot07000g
AU  - Ottaviani, M.
AU  - Stamnes, K.
AU  - Koskulics, J.
AU  - Eide, H.
AU  - Long, S. R.
AU  - Su, W.
AU  - Wiscombe, W.
PY  - 2008
TI  - Light reflection from water waves: Suitable setup for a polarimetric investigation under controlled laboratory conditions
JA  - J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol.
VL  - 25
SP  - 715
EP  - 728
DO  - 10.1175/2007JTECHA1049.1
ER  -

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