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Earth Limb Radiances, Transmissivities, And Clutter
Author(s): W. Malkmus; J. P. Filice; C. B. Ludwig
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Paper Abstract

A brief review of recent models and measurements of the daytime limb radiance is given for the ultraviolet and visible spectral regions. Effects of molecular band systems and atomic emission lines as well as resonance fluorescence and Rayleigh scattering are included. The effects of sun position, atmospheric composition, solar activity and other variables are examined. Comparisons are made with recent experimental measurements. The transmission through the limb as a function of tangent height is calculated. A tentative clutter model, based on the variability of atmospheric species, is presented. Integration along the line of sight is performed to provide an improved limb clutter model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1989
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 1158, Ultraviolet Technology III, (28 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962532
Show Author Affiliations
W. Malkmus, Photon Research Associates, Inc. (United States)
J. P. Filice, Photon Research Associates, Inc. (United States)
C. B. Ludwig, Photon Research Associates, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1158:
Ultraviolet Technology III
Robert E. Huffman, Editor(s)

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