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Characterization Of Snow For Evaluation Of Its Effect On Electromagnetic Wave Propagation
Author(s): Roger H. Berger
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Paper Abstract

Snow as an obscurant presents some interesting challenges to those attempting to characterize it. The wide range of particle sizes which can he present at any instant, and the intricate and varied particle geometry, which makes particle orientation an important consideration in snow characterization and extinction measurements, both call for the use of special measurement techniques. The application of particle size spectrometer probes to the measurement of distributions and area concentrations for snow crystals and flakes in the 12.5- to 6200 -μM size range is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0414, Optical Engineering for Cold Environments, (22 September 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935865
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Roger H. Berger, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0414:
Optical Engineering for Cold Environments
George W. Aitken, Editor(s)

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