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Visible And Infrared Extinction And Precipitation Rate In Falling Snow
Author(s): Mary Ann Seagraves
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Paper Abstract

Visible and infrared extinction in falling snow as observed by conventional transmissometers has shown a spectral dependence such that extinction increases with increasing wavelength in the absence of coexisting fog. Explanations of this wavelength dependence are given and techniques for modeling visible and infrared transmittance through falling snow are discussed. The spectral dependence may be used in the remote sensing of mass concentration and precipitation rate of falling snow.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1983
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0414, Optical Engineering for Cold Environments, (22 September 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935871
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Mary Ann Seagraves, US Army Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory (United States)

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

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