

He, XQ, Pan, DL, Bai, Y, Zhu, QK, Gong, F (2007). Vector radiative transfer numerical model of coupled oceanatmosphere system using matrixoperator method. SCIENCE IN CHINA SERIES DEARTH SCIENCES, 50(3), 442452. Abstract A vector radiative transfer numerical model of the coupled oceanatmosphere system is developed based on the matrixoperator method, which is named PCOART Using the Fourier analysis, the vector radiative transfer equation (VRTE) is separated into a set of equations depending only on the observation zenith angle. Using the GaussianQuadrature method, VRTE is finally transferred into the matrix equation solved by the addingdoubling method. According to the reflective and refractive properties of the oceanatmosphere interface, the vector radiative transfer numerical model of the ocean and atmosphere is coupled in PCOART. Compared with the exact Rayleigh scattering lookup tables of MODIS (Moderateresolution Imaging Spectroradiometer), it is shown that PCOART is an exactly numerical model, and the processing methods of the multiscattering and polarization are correct. Also, validated with the standard problems of the radiative transfer in water, it is shown that PCOART can be used to calculate the underwater radiative transfer problems. Therefore, PCOART is a useful tool for exactly calculating the vector radiative transfer of the coupled oceanatmosphere system, which can be used to study the polarization properties of the radiance in the whole oceanatmosphere system and the remote sensing of the atmosphere and ocean. DOI: 10.1007/s1143000720754 ISSN: 10069313 