Measurements of Scattering Function of sea water in Southern Baltic
Gdynia Maritime University, Physics Department, Morska 83-87, 81-225 Gdynia, Poland
2 National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Marine Hydrophysical Institute 2, Kapitanskaya St., Sevastopol, 99011, Ukraine
3 Polish Academy of Science, Institute of Oceanology, Powstańców Warszawy 55, 81-712 Sopot, Poland
The Volume Scattering Functions (VSF) were measured in Southern Baltic area. The instrument used to this aim allow to measure in full range of angles and for four wavelengths. Obtained characteristics create the set of data which is need to solve the radiative transfer equation. Measured functions were compared with Petzold Average-Particle Phase Function. Spectral variations of measured scattering coefficients and backscattering coefficients are presented. Furthermore the instability of measured scattering ratios is discussed in this paper. Such instability have not been mentioned in the literature before.
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