This paper presents a new Monte Carlo (MC) code for modeling in-water radiative transfer processes within the framework of Ocean Color (OC) applications. The code numerically computes the up-welling radiance as well as upward and downward irradiance in a high-resolution two-dimensional (2D) grid space accounting for the effects of sea-surface waves. To overcome the computational load intrinsic to MC simulations, the code employs the state-of-the-art high-performance computing techniques, enabling large-scale MC simulations on modern supercomputers. This results in a fast and versatile software tool applicable in the context of optical oceanography to investigate various uncertainty budgets affecting in situ radiometric measurements.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings "Oceans From Space" Venice 2010 - Extended Abstracts of the Contributions presented at the "Oceans from Space" Symposium, Publications Office of the European Union, 2010, JRC-IES / EUR 24324 EN Scientific and Technical Reports|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2010|
|Event||Oceans From Space - |
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …
|Conference||Oceans From Space|
|Period||1/01/10 → …|