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Spectral and bidirectional measurements of the Stokes vector in the O2A band and their interpretation
Author(s): Rene Preusker; Ute Boettger; Juergen Fischer
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Paper Abstract

Bidirectional measurements of the downward radiance, degree and plane of polarization were performed with the high resolution spectrometers OVID and HiRES in the spectral range of 650 nm - 830 nm on two different days with meteorologically different conditions. The measurements have shown that the spectral and bidirectional behavior of the degree of polarization is different for these two days, especially in the 02A band. It can be assumed that this behavior is caused either by different aerosol types on these two days, or by different height distributions of the aerosol types, or by a combination of these two effects. To simulate the measured Stokes vector, first of all aerosol optical thickness and its height distribution are varied and different calculations are performed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2582, Atmospheric Sensing and Modeling II, (15 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228544
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Rene Preusker, DLR (Germany)
Ute Boettger, DLR (Germany)
Juergen Fischer, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2582:
Atmospheric Sensing and Modeling II
Richard P. Santer, Editor(s)

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