Vol. 3, issue 07, article # 11

Belokhvostikov A.V., Belov M.L., Orlov V.M. Effect of foam on the ocean-atmosphere brightness field. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1990. V. 3. No. 07. P. 682-686.
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An analytical expression is derived for calculating the brightness of upward radiation of the "ocean surface-atmosphere" system taking into account reflection from for different states of the atmosphere, the wind velocity, and geometry of illumination and observation. It is shown that changes brought about in the coverage of the ocean surface by foam and in the albedo of the foam by changes in the physical and chemical properties of the ocean water result in significant variations in the brightness of the upward-directed radiation at the top boundary of the atmosphere.