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Recommended Modification Of LOWTRAN 4 To Include First Order Solar Scattering
Author(s): Lewis L. Smith; Jerry Krassner; Walter G. Egan; Theodore W Hilgeman; John E. A. Selby
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Paper Abstract

The atmospheric transmittance and radiance code LOWTRAN 4 has been modified to include first order scattering of sunlight into the line of sight. This scattering becomes important for wavelengths shorter than 5μm under daytime conditions. The radiance due to both aerosol and molecular scattering is combined with atmospheric extinction and thermal emission already contained in the model. A mean phase function is defined by averaging over a given aerosol size distribution, composition, and wavelength in order to simplify the calculations. A comparison of the model with observational data is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 1979
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0195, Atmospheric Effects on Radiative Transfer, (19 December 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957930
Show Author Affiliations
Lewis L. Smith, Grumman Aerospace Corporation (United States)
Jerry Krassner, Grumman Aerospace Corporation (United States)
Walter G. Egan, Grumman Aerospace Corporation (United States)
Theodore W Hilgeman, Grumman Aerospace Corporation (United States)
John E. A. Selby, Grumman Aerospace Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0195:
Atmospheric Effects on Radiative Transfer
Claus B. Ludwig, Editor(s)

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