Abstract

A new technique employing optical polarization is used to examine polarized radiation scattered by the sea in a region west of the Island of Hawaii. The technique is a very sensitive indicator of land sediment runoff following a storm. Polarization data acquisition details are described with an approach easily adapted to simplified instrumentation.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

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