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The Optical Environment Of The Earth As Seen From Space
Author(s): R. D. Rawcliffe
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Paper Abstract

The development of satellites has permitted many optical experiments which hitherto were impossible. Our understanding of the world we live in has undergone a rapid and exciting development. It is my purpose in this report to discuss certain aspects of the optical radiation which would be seen by a satellite, with emphasis on what can be learned by looking at the earth itself. Illustrations will include a number of experiments carried out by members of our laboratory in the Aerospace Corporation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 March 1970
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0019, Space Optics I, (24 March 1970); doi: 10.1117/12.946839
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R. D. Rawcliffe, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0019:
Space Optics I
Brian J. Thompson, Editor(s)

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