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Retrieval Techniques For Atmospheric Path Characterization
Author(s): Ronald G. Isaacs
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Paper Abstract

Modeling of atmospheric propagation seeks to provide functional relationships between path thermodynamic properties (such as temperature, pressure, density, and the concentrations of relevant absorbing and scattering gases and aerosols) and corresponding spectrally dependent, path optical properties (such as extinction, optical depth, and radiance). An equally challenging and practical problem can be posed. Given data on the spectral transmittance or emittance (i.e. radiance) of a specified path, what can be determined about the variability of its thermodynamic and compositional properties? These interdependent aspects of path characterization modeling are expressions of the classical forward and inverse problems of radiative transfer, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 1988
PDF: 29 pages
Proc. SPIE 0928, Modeling of the Atmosphere, (24 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.975625
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Ronald G. Isaacs, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0928:
Modeling of the Atmosphere
Laurence S. Rothman, Editor(s)

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