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Horizon UV program atmospheric radiance measurements
Author(s): Francis J. LeBlanc; F. P. DelGreco; J. A. Welsh; Robert E. Huffman
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Paper Abstract

Spectrometric observations (1100 A to 1800 A) of the ultraviolet radiance of Earth's atmosphere have been obtained by the Horizon Ultraviolet Program (HUP) sensor from Space Shuttle altitude at two different points in the solar cycle. Most of the radiance measurements were made during horizon scans of the earthlimb or while the HUP field of view was directed toward nadir. The expected variation of dayglow radiance with solar zenith angle (SZA) in the several spectral bands was observed. These results compare favorably to the predictions of a preliminary version of the Atmospheric Ultraviolet Radiance Integrated Code (AURIC).

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1764, Ultraviolet Technology IV, (22 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140850
Show Author Affiliations
Francis J. LeBlanc, NorthWest Research Associates, Inc. (United States)
F. P. DelGreco, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
J. A. Welsh, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Robert E. Huffman, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1764:
Ultraviolet Technology IV
Robert E. Huffman, Editor(s)

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