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Correlation between the aerosol profiles measurements, the meteorological conditions, and the atmospheric IR transmission in a mediterranean marine atmosphere
Author(s): Mireille Tanguy; Herve Bonhommet; Michel L. Autric; Patrick Vigliano
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Paper Abstract

The subject of this study is to validate the Lowtran 7 code, particularly its Navy Maritime model, in a mediterranean marine atmosphere. Measurements of aerosol profiles were made on board of a ship during a Mediterranean cruise. Their behavior was analysed under different meteorological conditions and measurement locations. On the other hand, aerosol, meteorological, and 3-5 micrometers broadband transmission measurements were performed in the Toulon's roads. The devices used for this experimentation were a Knollenberg's spectrometer for aerosol profiles and an IR broadband transmissometer along a path of 8 Km above the sea surface (50 meters high). The results lead to the conclusion that the Navy Maritime model is unadapted to a mediterranean atmosphere, probably due to the proximity of the coasts. So, the use of Lowtran 7 code in this area needs a more efficient model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1487, Propagation Engineering: Fourth in a Series, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46559
Show Author Affiliations
Mireille Tanguy, Pole Scientifique et Technologique de Luminy (France)
Herve Bonhommet, Pole Scientifique et Technologique de Luminy (France)
Michel L. Autric, Pole Scientifique et Technologique de Luminy (France)
Patrick Vigliano, Pole Scientifique et Technologique de Luminy (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1487:
Propagation Engineering: Fourth in a Series
Luc R. Bissonnette; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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