Method for Measuring the Volume-Scattering Function of Water
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
Tuesday, December 01 2009
The volume scattering function (VSF)
of seawater affects visibility, remote sensing
properties, in-water light propagation,
lidar performance, and the like.
Currently, it’s possible to measure only
small forward angles of VSF, or to use
cumbersome, large, and non-auton -
omous systems. This innovation is a
method of measuring the full range of
VSF using a portable instrument.
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