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Analysis of ground-based polarimetric sky radiance measurements
Author(s): Brian Cairns; Barbara E. Carlson; Andrew A. Lacis; Edgar E. Russell
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Paper Abstract

A parametric analysis of sky radiance and polarization measurements based on a database of calculations indicated that there was information contained in the measurements that was not captured by the data base. We therefore developed an iterative algorithm for retrieving a size distribution and size resolved refractive indices of aerosols from cloud free measurements of polarized sky radiances. Preliminary results indicate that it is possible to retrieve a size resolved refractive index for a wide range of aerosol sizes, as well as an aerosol size distribution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3121, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing, (3 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.278984
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Brian Cairns, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (United States)
Barbara E. Carlson, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (United States)
Andrew A. Lacis, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (United States)
Edgar E. Russell, SpecTIR Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3121:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing
Dennis H. Goldstein; Russell A. Chipman, Editor(s)

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