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Optical Engineering

Infrared Spectral Radiance Of The Sky
Author(s): A. Ben-Shalom; A. D. Devir; S. G. Lipson
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Paper Abstract

A method of calculating the self-radiance of the sky based on the LOWTRAN-4 computer code is described. The method is a significant improvement on that included as an option in LOWTRAN-4 itself as a result of two modifications: a) Our method, unlike the one included in LOWTRAN-4, takes into account the radiance scattered into the line of sight. b) The model of the atmosphere in the computer code must be divided into a certain number of layers, each one having approximately uniform conditions. Our method uses a correct optimal division. Consequently, our method gives a better agreement with the experimental data, especially for long optical paths in the lower layers of the atmosphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1983
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 22(4) 224460 doi: 10.1117/12.7973144
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 22, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
A. Ben-Shalom, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
A. D. Devir, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
S. G. Lipson, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)

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