Investigation of sea radiance fluctuation

Kara G.

ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN, vol.42, no.2, pp.141-143, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.3137/ao.420205
  • Journal Name: ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.141-143
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


The fluctuation of remotely sensed sea radiance is investigated and comparatively simple expressions for the average value and the variance of radiance are derived. Possible causes for this fluctuation are sea waves and the angular gradient of sky radiation. The influence of oil films on the average radiance is also estimated.