Theoretical approach to the estimation of water optical properties from the radiance field in the sea
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A general problem of determining water inherent optical properties from natural light radiance distribution in the sea and its depth dependency is analysed. Expressions for light-beam attenuation coefficient of practical significance are obtained. The presence of internal sources of light energy like fluorescence and Raman scattering by water molecules is included in consideration.
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M. Matciak, Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdansk, al. Marszalka Pilsudskiego 46, 81-378 Gdynia, Poland