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Application of characteristic maritime scenarios for IR sensing from space
Author(s): Tom B. Low; D. N. Trat
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Paper Abstract

A total of 280 representative scenario profiles developed by Low and Hudak (1992) for the ARCTIC, MARPAC, CANLANT, and WESTLANT regions were extended in the vertical to 120 km. Their trace gas compositions, associated boundary layer conditions, as well as cloud and precipitation characteristics were examined for radiance and transmittance effects in the atmosphere by way of the LOWTRAN 7 model. Experiments with the LOWTRAN 7 cloud models were also carried out to investigate differences in average transmittances for the low, middle, and high clouds conditions affiliated with the profiles. Cloud-free line of sight frequencies for these regions were derived using the cloud data for each of the scenarios over a 10-year period.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2269, Infrared Technology XX, (17 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188633
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Tom B. Low, KelResearch Corp. (Canada)
D. N. Trat, KelResearch Corp. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2269:
Infrared Technology XX
Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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