A computer simulation model developed to study light attenuation in the ocean was applied to clear, medium turbid and turbid waters under diverse conditions. The model theory is based upon multiple small angle scattering of photons by hydrosols and molecules, and includes the effects of absorption. Results show a striking difference between clear and turbid waters and demonstrate the strong dependence of transmittance on turbidity
Hogan, William A., "Computer Simulation Of Light Attenuation" (1983). Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences Faculty Publications. 14.