Richard W. Gould

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We present the results of a study of optical scattering and backscattering of particulates for three coastal sites that represent a wide range of optical properties that are found in U.S. near-shore waters. The 6000 scattering and backscattering spectra collected for this study can be well approximated by a power-law function of wavelength. The power-law(More)
We examine the problem of uniqueness in the relationship between the remote-sensing reflectance (Rrs) and the inherent optical properties (IOPs) of ocean water. The results point to the fact that diffuse reflectance of plane irradiance from ocean water is inherently ambiguous. Furthermore, in the 400 < lambda < 750 nm region of the spectrum, Rrs(lambda)(More)
An approximate linear relationship between the scattering coefficient and the wavelength of light in the visible is found in case 1 and case 2 waters. From this relationship, we estimate scattering at an unknown wavelength from scattering at a single measured wavelength. This approximation is based on measurements in a 1.5-m-thick surface layer collected(More)
Satellite-derived optical properties are compared to in situ mooring and ship-based measurements at a coastal site. Comparisons include remote sensing reflectance (R(rs)), chlorophyll concentration (Chl) using two different Chl algorithms, and spectral absorption [a(pg)(lambda)] and backscattering coefficients [b(b)(555)] using three different bio-optical(More)
We use remote-sensing reflectance from particulate R(rs) to determine the volume absorption coefficient a of turbid water in the 400 < lambda < 700-nm spectral region. The calculated and measured values of a(lambda) show good agreement for 0.5 < a < 10 (m(-1)). To determine R(rs) from a particulate, we needed to make corrections for remote-sensing(More)
Plasma flow to an obstacle is examined using the two-fluid equations. In this model the obstacle is assumed to be a two-dimensional strip that extends to infinity in they direction (slab g~ometry?. An obstacle inserted into a magnetized plasma will cast a "shadow" along the m~gnetlc field hn~s. The natural collection length of such an obstacle is a measure(More)
The Geostationary Ocean Color Imager (GOCI) is the first geostationary ocean color sensor in orbit that provides bio-optical properties from coastal and open waters around the Korean Peninsula at unprecedented temporal resolution. In this study, we compare the normalized water-leaving radiance (nLw) products generated by the Naval Research Laboratory(More)
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