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Effect of aerosol-induced radiative interactions on atmospheric stability and optical turbulence
Author(s): Young P. Yee; Robert A. Sutherland; Henry Rachele; Arnold Tunick
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Paper Abstract

It is well known that the presence of aerosols in the atmospheric boundary layer can have a significant impact on electromagnetic propagation, and the underlying physical processes involving extinction, multiple scattering, and thermal emission are reasonably well understood. In this paper we examine a related, but less well understood, aspect which we term aerosol-induced `radiative damping' that can alter the local atmospheric stability and the vertical profiles of temperature and humidity which, in turn, can alter the vertical profiles of optical turbulence and hence image propagation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1968, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154823
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Young P. Yee, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Robert A. Sutherland, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Henry Rachele, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Arnold Tunick, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1968:
Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II
Anton Kohnle; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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