Angular shape of the oceanic particulate volume scattering function in the backward direction.

  title={Angular shape of the oceanic particulate volume scattering function in the backward direction.},
  author={James M. Sullivan and Michael S. Twardowski},
  journal={Applied optics},
  volume={48 35},
Analysis of several million particulate volume scattering functions (VSFs) from different field sites around the world's oceans and coastlines revealed that the shape of the VSF in the backward direction was remarkably consistent (5% or less variability at angles between 90 degrees and 170 degrees ). In agreement with theoretical models and past field measurements, the variability of the VSF shape (the VSF normalized to the backscattering coefficient) was found to be lowest between 110 degrees… CONTINUE READING
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