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Improving LOWTRAN near-horizon sky radiance predictions by low-altitude atmospheric layering
Author(s): Daniel St. Germain
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Paper Abstract

A study of the LOWTRAN 6 radiance models shows how atmospheric profile layering could improve near-horizon radiance predictions. The LOWTRAN 6 program is used to predict atmospheric path radiance, which is then compared with two sets of measurements made over the Mediterranean Sea. LOWTRAN 6 radiance predictions are made for two atmospheric profiles including radiosonde data. The "zero-order" and the "conservative" scattering models are also examined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1312, Propagation Engineering: Third in a Series, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21882
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Daniel St. Germain, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1312:
Propagation Engineering: Third in a Series
Luc R. Bissonnette; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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