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Statistical comparison of measured obscurant cloud images and radiative transfer model output
Author(s): Dorothy Bruce; John C. Giever
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Paper Abstract

Image statistics of measured and modeled cloud radiance are compared to evaluate the nature of radiance fluctuations. Images of aerosol and particulate clouds were obtained with the Atmospheric Transmission Large Area System (ATLAS). Radiative transfer model calculations were made for multiple scattering and emission in spatially inhomogeneous clouds of aerosols/particulates. Effects of spatial and time fluctuations, which are often neglected, are important because they may induce changes in background contrast and they affect the acceptability of simulated scenes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1967, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds III, (13 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.151050
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Dorothy Bruce, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
John C. Giever, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1967:
Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds III
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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