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Comparison of night sky spectral radiance measurements with MODTRAN and LOWTRAN 7 predictions
Author(s): Penelope J. Maag; Edward J. Parker
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Paper Abstract

Measurements of the night sky spectral radiance were made with a Fourier Transform spectrometer at angles between 1 degree(s) and 90 degree(s) elevation over the wavelength region from 2.5 to 10.0 micrometers . The LOWTRAN 7 and MODTRAN computer models were used to predict the path radiance from ground to space for the same angles as the measurements. The comparison between the measured and predicted path radiance is shown for both models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1687, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds II, (21 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137843
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Penelope J. Maag, General Dynamics Corp. (United States)
Edward J. Parker, General Dynamics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1687:
Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds II
Dieter Clement; Wendell R. Watkins, Editor(s)

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