Introduction to Ocean Optics

Course Number: 
SIO 237A
Course Description: 
Overview of ocean optics. Concepts in radiometry. Inherent and apparent optical properties. Radiative transfer equation. Light absorption and scattering by seawater constituents. Optics of air-water interface. Light fields within and leaving the ocean. Optics of marine particles. Measurement methods and instrumentation.
basic physics and differential calculus, or consent of instructor.
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