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Height scattering indicatrices and the earth's atmosphere scattering coefficient
Author(s): Yu. I. Zaginailo; Yu. M. Gorbanev; V. D. Motrich
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Paper Abstract

Observation material of 1993 - 1995 seasons is reduced and optical characteristics of upper atmosphere of the Earth are obtained, and namely: height indicatrices of terrestrial atmosphere scattering and volume coefficient of scattering. For wavelengths 754 nm and 585 nm indicatrices of scattering are obtained for height 10, 20, . . ., 80, 100 km above the ground level whereas for 356 nm indicatrices for height 30, 40, . . . 80, 100 km are obtained. Indicatrices are typically most extended at small height (10 - 40 km) and more sloping at heights 90 km and more at small height antropogeneous and heterogeneous dust is accumulated. This dust concentration diminishes with height and at those of 50 - 80 km a relative purification of the Earth's atmosphere from the dust constituent takes place. At heights over 80 km a considerable contribution is made to scattering by the cosmic dust influx.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 1997
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3237, 23rd European Meeting on Atmospheric Studies by Optical Methods, (3 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.284761
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Yu. I. Zaginailo, Odessa State Univ. (Ukraine)
Yu. M. Gorbanev, Odessa State Univ. (Ukraine)
V. D. Motrich, Odessa State Univ. (Ukraine)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3237:
23rd European Meeting on Atmospheric Studies by Optical Methods
Vasily N. Ivchenko, Editor(s)

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