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Volume Scattering Functions for Selected Ocean Waters


Volume scattering functions for three general types of natural ocean waters have been obtained and are presented here. The three types of water are (1) deep clear oceanic water, (2) nearshore ocean water, and (3) very turbid harbor water. Also included are the results of laboratory experiments using sea water, filtered fresh water, and artificial scattering and absorbing agents. The beam transmission was obtained for all waters investigated. A brief description of the instruments used is given.

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