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dc.contributor.authorPe'eri, Shachak
dc.contributor.authorFeygels, Viktor
dc.contributor.authorTingaker, Torbjorn
dc.contributor.authorKopilevich, Yuri
dc.contributor.authorKim, Minsu
dc.contributor.authorPhilpot, William
dc.contributor.authorWang, Chi-Kuei
dc.description.abstractWhen the lidar pulse is transmitted out of the ALB system, it interacts with various environmental regions from the time of transmission until the pulse is reflected from the seafloor and received back at the ALB detector. Propagation of the lidar pulse, the change in its shape and distribution, and the light returned to the detector all depend critically on the inherent optical properties (IOPs) of the atmosphere, water surface, water column and bottom. The more descriptive apparent optical properties (AOPs) are also useful for characterizing the limits of penetration of the lidar in terms of perceived water quality. In this chapter, the contributions of each of the main environmental regions and the key optical properties associated with the regions are defined. Optical concepts are briefly described here to explain the changes that a transmitted laser pulse undergoes passing through the environmental regions. These concepts will be used throughout the following chapters.
dc.subjectAtmospheric transmission
dc.subjectwater reflection
dc.subjectsea foam
dc.subjectApparent Optical Properties (AOPs)
dc.subjectSecchi depth
dc.subjectdiffuse attenuation
dc.subjectInherent Optical Properties (IOPs)
dc.subjectrefractive index
dc.subjectbottom reflectance
dc.titleChapter 3: Environmental Optical Properties
dc.typebook chapter

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