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Comparison of atmospheric transmittance measurements in the 3- to 5-um and 8- to 12-um spectral regions with MODTRAN: considerations for long near-horizontal path geometries
Author(s): Anthony J. Ratkowski; Gail P. Anderson; James H. Chetwynd; Richard M. Nadile; Adam D. Devir; T. D. Conley
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Paper Abstract

Radiance measurements conducted during tropospheric operations to detect objects on the Earth's surface from a manned aircraft or from an unmanned airborne vehicle (UAV) will involve long, near-horizontal viewing geometries. The computer code MODTRAN is widely used for the prediction of the propagation of infrared radiation through the lower atmosphere. Consequently, we have undertaken to test the predictions of MODTRAN for the 3 - 5 and 8 - 12 micron spectral regions under mid-Eastern desert conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3219, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems II, (15 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.298049
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Anthony J. Ratkowski, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Gail P. Anderson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
James H. Chetwynd, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Richard M. Nadile, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Adam D. Devir, Technion--Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
T. D. Conley, Boston College (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3219:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems II
Anton Kohnle; Adam D. Devir, Editor(s)

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