Radiance in the ocean: effects of wave slope and raman scattering near the surface and at depths through the asymptotic region

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dc.contributor.advisor Kattawar , George W . en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Saslow , Wayne M . en_US
dc.creator Slanker , Julie Marie en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010 -01 -15T00 :04 :51Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T19 :31 :57Z
dc.date.available 2010 -01 -15T00 :04 :51Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T19 :31 :57Z
dc.date.created 2007 -12 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009 -05 -15 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2576
dc.description.abstract Three investigations were conducted on the nature of the radiance field in clear ocean water . It is important to understand the sunlight intensity below the sea surface because this leads to an understanding of how ocean creatures navigate in shallow and deep water . The nature of the radiance field is also gives an understanding of the living environment for ocean animals . Hydrolight 4 .1 , a simulation software developed by Curtis D . Mobley , was used to calculate the spectral radiance in clear ocean water for multiple wavelengths from the surface down through the asymptotic region . The first study found , as expected , that Raman scattering has little effect on wavelengths of light that are less than 500 nm . The effect of Raman scattering increases with increasing wavelength , and with increasing depth . The second study found the region of the water column where the radiance field is asymptotic . The third investigation found the effect of changing the mean square slope , or variance of the water -wave slope distribution . This effect is greatest near the surface and for a more truncated mean square slope integral . There are three peaks in percent difference to the ideal case , near the surface , one in the solar beam and the others near the critical angle of water . en_US
dc.format.medium electronic en_US
dc.format.mimetype application /pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.subject Raman Scattering en_US
dc.title Radiance in the ocean : effects of wave slope and raman scattering near the surface and at depths through the asymptotic region en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en_US

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Radiance in the ocean: effects of wave slope and raman scattering near the surface and at depths through the asymptotic region. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2576 .

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