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Optical Engineering

Visible And Infrared Transmission Through Snow
Author(s): Mary Ann Seagraves; John F. Ebersole
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Paper Abstract

Visible and infrared extinction in falling snow is a function of snow particle concentration and snow crystal size and shape. Relationships between existing meteorological conditions and these characteristics have been investigated using measurements made during the SNOW-ONE (Scenario Normalization for Operation in Winter-Obscuration and the Natural Environment) Field Experiment. Effects of meteorological conditions upon extinction are discussed, and empirical models are suggested. Causes of the variation of extinction with wavelength in the visible and infrared are identified, and the magnitudes of some of the possible effects are estimated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1983
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 22(1) doi: 10.1117/12.7973053
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 22, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Mary Ann Seagraves, U.S. Army Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory (United States)
John F. Ebersole, Creative Optics, Inc. (United States)


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