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Apparent infrared (IR) Cloud Radiance Model
Author(s): C. M. Randall; D. D. Little
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Paper Abstract

The infrared radiation from clouds, which results as clouds emit heat and scatter sunlight, is an important consideration in the design of high-altitude sensor systems. The radiation detected by a high-altitude sensor depends both upon the origin and the path of the rays. The purpose of this paper is to show how such variables as the observation angle, the solar zenith angle, the particle scattering angle, the wavelength band and cloud altitude are incorporated into a comprehensive background description, and to illustrate the effect of these parameters on backgrounds. The description uses previously developed models for its separate components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0430, Infrared Technology IX, (19 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.936367
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C. M. Randall, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)
D. D. Little, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0430:
Infrared Technology IX
Richard A. Mollicone; Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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