Neutral points in an atmosphere–ocean system. 1: Upwelling light field

James T. Adams, George W. Kattawar

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A Monte Carlo code has been developed to study the structure of linear polarization degree across all observable solid angles at any level in an atmosphere-ocean system using the complete Stokes vector. The code helps in calculating the positions of neutral points in upwelling light both above and below the ocean surface under various conditions. The presence of aerosols in the atmosphere and hydrosols in the ocean was observed to affect the locations of these neutral points.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1976-1986
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number9
StatePublished - Mar 20 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus Subject Areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Degree of linear polarization
  • Dielectric interface
  • Multiple scattering
  • Neutral points

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