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Geometrical constraint on shadowing in rough surfaces
Author(s): James P. Theiler; Bradley G. Henderson
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Paper Abstract

By considering a one-dimensional cross-section through the rough surface, we derive a purely geometrical constraint on the statistical distribution of shadowed facet slopes that should be satisfied by any model of surface emissivity that includes the effect of self-shadowing. Our purpose is not to develop a single shadowing model, but to provide a condition that any valid shadowing model should satisfy. Although the emphasis of the presentation is theoretical, some practical ramifications also are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3122, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing V, (23 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.292698
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James P. Theiler, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Bradley G. Henderson, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3122:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing V
Marija Strojnik; Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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