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Volume 11, issue 5 | Copyright
Ocean Sci., 11, 779-788, 2015
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Research article 02 Oct 2015

Research article | 02 Oct 2015

Estimation of upward radiances and reflectances at the surface of the sea from above-surface measurements

Ø. Kleiv et al.
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A method which determines the radiance reflectance at the surface as well as the water-leaving and reflected radiances solely from the measurements of upward nadir radiance and downward irradiance in air is presented. A comparison between this method and in situ measurements shows that the average relative deviations between their results are less than or equal to 15% for the reflected radiance, at the studied wavelengths.
A method which determines the radiance reflectance at the surface as well as the water-leaving...