Ocean Optics
Convener: K. Stamnes 
Oral Programme
 / Thu, 09 Aug, 10:45–14:30  / Room Princeton
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 09 Aug, 16:30–18:15  / Display Thu, 09 Aug, 09:00–19:00  / Poster Hall

One goal of this session is to focus on the need to understand radiative transfer (RT) in the coupled atmosphere-ocean system from a climate modeling as well as a satellite or aircraft remote sensing point of view. Contributions addressing radiative interactions at the atmosphere-ocean interface including the effects of surface roughness, foam and bubbles as well as radiative processes in both the atmosphere and the water are solicited. Time dependent processes induced by surface waves are also important to marine biologists trying to understand fish and cephalod behavior. Observational and modeling studies of scalar and polarized radiative transfer including elastic and inelastic scattering processes are of interest. Papers on forward and inverse RT modeling aimed at retrieval of information about both the atmosphere (aerosols) and marine parameters in the water from passive as well as active satellite or aircraft remote sensing data are solicited as well as papers on field measurements required for validation purposes.